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Free screening of award-winning 'First Generation' documentary comes to ASU


October 17, 2013

"First Generation," a documentary film raising awareness for college access and educational reform, follows low-income students striving to be first in their families to attend college. ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion will hold a free screening of an award-winning and compelling documentary about the true story of four high school students – an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer and the daughter of migrant field workers – who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.


The screening is scheduled to take place from 3-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21 in the Memorial Union Alumni room on the Tempe campus. The event is free and open to all ASU students. The film will facilitate student discussion and explore the problem of college access faced by first-generation students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation.


The Committee for Campus Inclusion, an advisory group to the Provost, promotes a positive, harmonious campus environment that celebrates individual and group diversity, promotes individualism, provides information to the campus community and resolves issues in such a manner as to respect all persons and their dignity.