DON’T MISS “If You Build It” at the Milwaukee Film Festival (9/27, 10/4, 10/6)

We LOVE the kind of problem solving that benefits the whole community. That’s why Common Ground is proud to co-sponsor the film “If You Build It” at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. Join us for a screening and then a discussion of this inspiring story on one school’s innovative approach.

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Share your thoughts directly after the film at a discussion led by our own Fair Play Team Leaders, Leslie Frick & Jeff Jordan. Don’t forget to represent (wear your Common Ground t-shirts and buttons)!

Friday 9/27 at 4:30pm – Oriental Theatre
Friday 10/4 at 2:30pm – Fox Bay Theatre
Sunday 10/6 at 1:00pm – Oriental Theatre

Buy Tickets HERE.

A striking portrait of the education system in post-recession America, “If You Build It” follows the efforts of innovative teaching duo Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller as they teach the fundamentals of architectural design to high school students in rural North Carolina. Beset by unemployment and a limited education budget, Bertie County turns toward these educational pioneers to show kids the power of design. They challenge the students to develop a final project that will provide for the local community in generations to come. It is an inspiring and sobering look at the transformative power of education and the hurdles faced in order to deliver it.

Check out Emily Pilloton’s TED Talk HERE