Buffalo ReformED Hosts Education Reform Film: "Won't Back Down"

October 1, 2012 Updated Oct 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM EDT

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Buffalo ReformED Hosts Education Reform Film: "Won't Back Down"

October 1, 2012 Updated Oct 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/Release) - Today, October 1st, Buffalo ReformED will host a sold out community screening of the exciting new education reform film Won't Back Down, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis.

The event will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives of Buffalo ReformED, Students for Education Reform, and the District Parent Coordinating Council.

The event starts at 5:15 P.M. at the Regal Elmwood Center 16 on 2001 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo.

The film, inspired by true events, tells the powerful story of determined parents, teachers, and community members uniting in the fight to transform their children's failing inner city school through use of the "parent trigger" law.

Buffalo ReformED and Buffalo parents have engaged in a push for parent empowerment legislation that would allow parents in persistently failing schools unprecedented power to hold the system accountable and push for urgent change, as portrayed in the movie.

The coalition in support of this important movement for parental empowerment has grown to include communities like Rochester and New York City.

For parent empowerment coalitions across the country, Won't Back Down is proving an important tool to build awareness of the problems in urban schools and the vital role that parents can play the fight for better schools. Please join us for a first look at this important film.