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Interfaith Intercultural Outreach Team Movie Night

Love Them First:  Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary

Nativity will be showing the 90 minute documentary Love Them First:  Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary on Friday, February 21 in the Fellowship Hall. The documentary was produced by KARE 11, released in October, 2019  and has received several awards.  Over the course of a year this feature-length documentary follows the charismatic north Minneapolis elementary school principal Mauri Melander Friestleben, as she sets out to undo history. Minnesota has the largest achievement gap between black and white children in the United States. Lucy Laney Elementary is at the bottom of the state’s list of under performing schools for 18 years. It is a story of inspiration, heartbreak, perseverance and the power of love to raise the opportunity/achievement gap in schools like Lucy Laney Elementary.

  • Join us at Nativity in Fellowship Hall Friday, February 21 with meal served at 6pm and showing will begin at 6:30pm for the 90 minute film.
  • To accommodate parents with young children there will be child care. (Let us know if need childcare so have enough help with child care). Contact Apryl Campbell at adivancic@msn.com or 612-644-7816)
  • It would be appropriate for older school age children (8 years and older) to watch the documentary as it is a story of an elementary school in north Minneapolis with students featured in the documentary.
  • For more information visit https://www.lovethemfirst.com 


February 21, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Nativity Church, Lower Level
3312 Silver Lake Road
St. Anthony Village, MN 55418
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