‘Translating the Dream’ free screening Feb. 22

A free screening of NPT Reports: Translating the Dream, a locally produced documentary focused on the troubling graduation rates of Tennessee immigrants and ELL students (English Language Learners), will be held Friday, Feb. 22. The film’s producer is veteran news reporter LaTonya Turner.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Flores (Vanderbilt)
  • Stella Flores, an assistant professor of public policy and higher education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development;
  • Esaie Ndemeye, a college student and former ELL student in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools; and
  • Karla Chavez, youth organizer with the Tennesee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

The event is presented by Scarritt-Bennett Center and Nashville Public Television. It is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the metered spaces on 19th Ave S. and SBC parking lots A and B, which are accessible from 18th Ave S. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP online.

Media are welcome, but should call (615) 340-7557 or e-mail programs@scarrittbennett.org.

What: NPT Reports: Translating the Dream film screening and discussion

When: Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Where: Scarritt-Bennett Center’s Fondren Hall (1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville)