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Mar 31, 2015

Documentary Screening at the Skirball Cultural Center

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER MEET ERIN GRUWELL AND THE FREEDOM WRITERS LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Fresh from its world premiere at SXSWedu and en route to a screening in Washington, DC for our nation’s leaders, Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War is coming to Los Angeles! For a sneak peek, che ..
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Mar 26, 2015

Michele Josue

Michele Josue Michele Josue is the director of the documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, which screened at the 2014 Empowerment Symposium. Michele was a friend of Matt's since childhood and created the documentary to showcase the wonderful person Matt Shepard was before his untimely death. Photo: Michele Josue being interv ..
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Mar 26, 2015

Jessica Martinez

"I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one." -Malala Yousafzai Women Who Inspire Us Original Freedom Writer, Jessica Martinez Jessica Martinez is an original Freedom Writer. She is the first in her family to graduate from college and is currently working on he ..
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Mar 26, 2015

Interview with Taciana Rusesabagina

"Empowering women isn't just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do." -President Barack Obama Interview with Taciana Rusesabagina Survivor of the Rwandan Genocide Taciana Rusesabagina is a survivor of the 1992 Rwandan Genocide. Her story of bravery and perseverance is chronicled alongside her husband's in the featu ..
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Mar 20, 2015

Documentary Screening at UC Irvine

MEDIA CONTACT: Grace McGlade Tel: (720) 570-6370 gemcglade@gmail.com FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AT UC IRVINE MEET ERIN GRUWELL AND THE FREEDOM WRITERS IRVINE, CALIF. - Fr ..
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Jul 30, 2014

Teaching is Not an Exact Science

"Teaching is Not an Exact Science" By Annie Merkley Photo: Eve Megargel presenting at the 2014 Empowerment Symposium Eve Megargel set the tone Monday morning at the Empowerment Symposium with her presentation detailing her journey to become an advocate for enhancing communication amongst individuals on the autism spectru ..
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Jul 30, 2014

Zlata Filipovic Speaks to Freedom Writer Teachers

Zlata Filipovic Speaks to Freedom Writer Teachers By Sofia Shield Photo: Zlata Filipovic speaking to Freedom Writer Teachers at the 2014 Empowerment Symposium During the 2014 July Symposium, our participating teachers were joined by Zlata Filipovic, activist and author of “Zlata’s Diary.”  ..
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Jul 30, 2014

Kate Nash Empowers Young Girls Through Music

Kate Nash Empowers Young Girls Through Music By Taylor Mims Photo: Kate Nash presenting at the Empowerment Symposium During the Empowerment Symposium, The Freedom Writers Foundation was honored to have musician, Kate Nash, speak to Freedom Writer Teachers about the empowerment of young girls through the arts. In 2008, ..
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Jul 30, 2014

Tony Danza Would Like to Apologize to Every Teacher He Ever Had

Tony Danza Would Like to Apologize to Every Teacher He Ever Had By Annie Merkley Photo: Tony Danza at the 2014 Empowerment Symposium Tony Danza became a household name staring in the TV shows “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?” After years of success as an actor from TV, to the big screen, to Bro ..
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Mar 27, 2014

Zlata Filipovic Foreword

The Freedom Writers Diary Foreword by Zlata Filipovic During the years of the Sarajevan war, an unlikely hero emerged from the rubble. 11-year-old Zlata Filipovic, armed with her diary, faced unimaginable odds as her country sunk deeper into hate and intolerance. In an effort to salvage what was left of her childhood, as well a ..
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