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(WV)’Miss Virginia’ Film Screening and an Afternoon with Virginia Walden Ford
January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Join us as we kick off National School Choice Week 2020 with a FREE screening of Miss Virginia hosted by WV Voices for Education Choices!
ABOUT THE FILM
Based on a true story, MISS VIRGINIA stars Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba as a struggling single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, DC. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him. Attacked and threatened by those who don’t want change—from corrupt politicians to the local drug lord—Virginia must discover depths of strength she never knew she had.
ABOUT VIRGINIA WALDEN FORD
“Being a part of this fight for educational excellence was hard — certainly something I had never thought I’d be involved in — but when I looked at my children and my neighbors’ children, I felt compelled to continue. It was scary sometimes, but I believed then and I believe now that it was the right thing to do… for all of our kids.” — Virginia Walden Ford