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“Freedom Writers: Stories From the Heart” followed by a Q&A and book signing with Erin Gruwell

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Stories from the Heart” is an in-depth documentary screening of the events that created the Freedom Writers. Told from the perspective of Erin Gruwell and her students, “Stories” depicts what happened before, during and after the Freedom Writers entered Room 203 twenty years ago.

Encouraged by Gruwell, her students discovered a new way to express themselves, and they began to embrace history, humanity, and hope. By sharing their stories, they rewrite their futures and become catalysts for change.

This event is free and open to the public.

Erin’s Biography:

Erin Gruwell earned her bachelor’s degree from UCI in 1991 and was honored with a UCI Alumni Lauds & Laurels Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998 for her inspiring, educational activism. She is a former board member of the UCI Alumni Association. Erin is the Founder and Executive Director of the award-winning Freedom Writers Foundation. Erin continues to fight for equity in education and inspires teachers and students all over the world with her work.

Event Co-Sponsors:

  • Illuminations
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities