Black History Month Hot Docs Movie Nights at Vaughan Secondary School

Please see below a list of movie nights being held by Vaughan Secondary School for Black History month.   The events is open to everyone and the tickets are FREE. Seating is limited (for tickets see Mr. Farrell).

Join us for 2 Nights, 3 Films and Discussion

Tuesday, February 11, 2020                                                            Time:  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Film #1          Soundtrack for a Revolution  (82 mins.)
Tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music – the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. Features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists; archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. Music enabled blacks to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping the protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights. This film celebrates the vitality of this music.   Warning:  Film contains some historical graphic footage that may not be suitable for young viewers.  (Recommended for students 12-18yrs. old.)       

Film #2           Lessons Injustice (8 mins.)
Danardo jones sets out on a car ride with his teenage son in hopes of having a conversation that some parents dread and others are unaware of. As a lawyer, Jones is well aware that the law can do little to protect his son against the anti-racism and discrimination that has become a part of his complicated Canadian identity.

Thursday, February 27, 2020                                                        Time:  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Life Without Basketball (89 mins.) 
What is it like to be a Muslim female athlete in the world today? Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke records and barriers on her way to become the first Division I basketball player to play wearing a hijab. When a controversial ban on religious headgear ends her chances at playing professionally, she is forced to re-examine her faith and identity as a Muslim American. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir lost her dream of playing professional basketball because of the ban—but now millions of girls in Muslim majority countries can play basketball because of her successful fight to overturn it.

Reminder: VPPS 'Change Can Change' Fundraiser

VPPS students are organizing a ‘Change Can Change’ Fundraiser. All proceeds will be going to The SickKids Foundation.
If our goal of $3,000 is reached, Mr. Johnson & Mr. Borsuk have joined Mr. Farrell and they will both be shaving their heads also. Mme MacKeracher will also be colouring her hair purple.