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Erin Gruwell, teacher and author of The Freedom Writer’s Diary

Date:
Friday, June 01, 2007
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Fundraiser
Organizer/Author:
Geri Sullivan
Email:
Phone:
(650) 342-4398
Location Details:
Bayside Performing Arts Center
2025 Kehoe Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Erin Gruwell, teacher and author of The Freedom Writer’s Diary is coming to San Mateo. Come and hear in person the teacher who inspired 150 teens from the Long Beach area to use writing to change themselves and the world around them after the1993LosAngelesriots. The critically acclaimed movie Freedom Writers is based on her experiences. The movie, rated PG-13, was released on DVD on April16.

Erin Gruwell will be speaking on Friday, June 1, 7:30pm at the Bayside Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo, CA. Ms. Gruwell will share her wisdom and insights on how we can help students achieve goals that were believed to be unattainable. There will be a book signing immediately following the event.

Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Bay Area Parent, Bay Meadows Land Co. and the San Mateo-Foster City School District are major sponsors for this event. Proceeds to benefit San Mateo-Foster City School District Teacher Diversity Training, which teaches successful strategies for working with diverse student populations.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and are on sale now through http://www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1(800)838-3006. If you have any questions, please contact Geri Sullivan at (650) 342-4398, or gerisullivan [at] comcast.net.
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 16, 2007 2:02PM
Related Categories: Peninsula | Education & Student Activism
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