August 16, 2016
As summer winds down, we have started hearing great news from fall festivals.  Please mark your calendars and go here for new details and events as we add them.

First, we're honored to announce that the United Nations Association Film Festival will screen Code Oakland Oct. 20-30 in venues around the Bay Area.

The theme this year is Compass for a Better World, which perfectly fits the important work Code Oakland stars Kalimah Priforce, Kimberly Bryant and Van Jones are doing to increase diversity in the tech industry. To get a glimpse of the issue, watch our On the Loudspeaker interview with CNN's  Van Jones here

Next, we have just learned that TEACHED will return to the amazing Napa Valley Film Festival for a third time (!) with our new short film Think of Calvin. This wonderful festival, where Code Oakland won a Jury Honorable Mention last year, has supported our indie film project from the get-go. Grab festival passes (and a wine glass?) as soon as you can for Nov. 9-13.

Lastly, we are excited to return to the cool  Williamsburg Film Festival in Brooklyn, NYC also with Think of Calvin. This one's coming up soon: Sept. 9-11. Hope our NY fans attend and send some social media love. (Twitter: @TEACHED, Facebook: @TEACHEDFilms).

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Awareness is building around the widespread impact of racial profiling in America, with more disturbing statistics released this week by the Justice Department. What's the impact on urban youth, especially African American boys?

In his recent blog post  "When Will We Modernize the Way We Treat Each Other?", intern  Zachary Dorcinville describes a recent encounter with the police, which, as with the story in Think of Calvin, may never make headline news but made a profound impact nonetheless. 

And #ICYMI, to see what drives Zachary's passion for supporting other youth, watch this video from our NYC Code Oakland premiere; his presentation starts about three minutes in: Recupery App Presentation.

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TEACHED Intern Zachary Dorcinville