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Virtual Film Screening: No Small Matter
June 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join the Miami-Dade Kiwanis for a virtual screening of the film No Small Matter and a celebration of America’s child care providers on Facebook Live.
America’s early learning infrastructure was fragile even before COVID-19. But the pandemic has pushed it to the brink of collapse. Half of all child care sites are currently shuttered, and the ones that remain open do so at great risk to the health of providers and their families. With no other option but to stay home with their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, millions of parents will be unable to return to work, paralyzing efforts to restart the nation’s economy. What has suddenly become searingly self-evident is that early education is essential. Put simply, America doesn’t work without it.
That’s why on June 25, ABCinemaNOW Live will present an unprecedented Facebook Live screening event designed to generate support for the urgent action needed to tackle America’s childcare crisis. Everyday Heroes: Celebrating Early Educators, Supporting Families will feature the national streaming premiere of the documentary No Small Matter (Executive Produced by Alfre Woodard), followed by a live panel discussion highlighting the devastating impact of COVID-19 on children, families, and caregivers, and in turn, on the economy — moderated by Brigid Schulte, Director of the Better Life Lab at New America. Woven throughout the event will be video messages thanking early educators for the challenging, exhausting, and essential work they do every day.
7:30 pm – Pre-Show (for little ones!)
The “Virtual Yellow Room Variety Hour”—a joyful “class” for kids and parents, hosted by No Small Matter’s superstar preschool teacher, Rachel Giannini, with cameos from special guests including Cookie Monster, comedian Jack McBrayer, banjo artist Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, and more!
8:00 pm – Introduction from Alfre Woodard and national livestream of the documentary No Small Matter
9:15 pm – Panel discussion on COVID-19 and America’s child care crisis
Moderated by Brigid Schulte, Director of the Better Life Lab at New America