Help Us Bring the Film to Students Across the Country!

Today, July 7, 2009, would be our father’s 90th birthday. To celebrate Bill’s birthday and honor his memory, please help us get his story out to young people.

This Fall, Sarah and I are launching an ambitious educational outreach campaign. We want to get Bill’s story and the story of the movements he supported into classrooms across the country and we need your help. We are looking to bring the film to middle schools, high schools, colleges and law schools and we know that many of you have relationships with educational institutions your communities. If you know of a school that you would like us to consider please contact us.

In William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, Sarah and I choose to tell the story of Bill’s life from our perspective in the hope that it would be accessible to a younger audience, one that did not live through the social struggles that are depicted in the film. So far the response from young people has been tremendous. A middle-schooler told us that her school only spent a few days covering the civil rights movement and that her teachers had made it seem more like a tea party than a courageous and dangerous struggle for liberation. A high school student thanked us for making history come alive in an exciting and dynamic way, unlike the dry textbooks and lectures he was used to. A law school student thanked us for making a film that allowed her to consider an alternative path to the traditional one her law school education was preparing her for.

Please take a moment and nominate a school for our educational outreach campaign. We can’t take the film everywhere, but we will take it as far and as wide as we can. Click here to send us an email. Thank you for all of your help.

Happy birthday Dad.

Best wishes,
Emily

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