Harlem Rising: A Community Changing the Odds

Geoffrey Canada

February 2, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m. EST

Join the Bowdoin community for a special film screening and conversation with Geoffrey Canada ’74, H’07, Stanley Druckenmiller ’75, H’07, and George Khaldun ’73, moderated by President Clayton Rose. Harlem Rising is a new documentary that chronicles the remarkable history and the lives transformed by Harlem Children’s Zone. More than twenty years ago, Geoffrey Canada dared to imagine a different, better future for the impoverished, vulnerable community of Central Harlem. Canada, along with a group of dedicated people including Druckenmiller and Khaldun, turned his vision into reality as the pioneering Harlem Children’s Zone, serving one block in the 1990s to ultimately reaching ninety-seven blocks. The film explores how one organization demonstrates real change through the stories of students, educators, and the visionaries who are still helping children and families succeed. The Harlem Rising trailer can be viewed here. A link to the full documentary will be sent to registrants to view before February 2nd.