It’s Movie Time!
One of the most remarkable films of last year was the American biographical drama “Hidden Figures” about three African American female mathematicians who served a vital role at NASA during the early years of the space program.
After seeing the movie, one of our amazingly special donors rented out the Cinema Detroit movie theater to provide a private viewing of the film for our kids during Black History Month. Thirty three of our kids and families met at The Children’s Center, enjoyed some delicious Shepherd’s Pie dinner courtesy of Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery, then walked to the theater where they were treated to this Academy Award nominated movie along with complimentary popcorn.
“One of the things that concerns me is that we have schools that are segregated not just by race, but by income and by opportunity and we are leaving so much talent on the table,” said our anonymous donor. “I want kids to know about these remarkable women so they will know it’s possible to do whatever you aspire to do, even when the playing field isn’t fair or equal, so that maybe we won’t be leaving any talent on the table.”