Please join us for a free Martin Luther King, Jr. Day screening of the award-winning documentary film, PERSONAL STATEMENT, at Zellerbach Theater at the University of Pennsylvania.

PERSONAL STATEMENT is a documentary film about three inspirational high school seniors who are determined to get their entire classes to college, even though they aren’t sure they’re going to make it there themselves. Their schools – like public schools throughout the country – don’t have enough school counselors. That’s why they’re working as peer college counselors, helping their classmates navigate the college process even as they are applying themselves.

Members of the film’s cast and crew will be in attendance, including Director Juliane Dressner, a University of Pennsylvania alumna. The film will be followed by a powerful discussion with student organizers and school counselors from the School District of Philadelphia. The discussion will be moderated by Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg of The Public Interest Law Center.

You can watch the trailer and learn more about the film on the film’s website:

The screening is free, but you must reservations are required.  A reservation link will be posted here when it becomes available.