Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of - but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee's demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Rating: PG (for some language)
Runtime: 112 min
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
The goal of the exhibit is to join the efforts of World Aids Day, combat discrimination and overcome public stereotypes about HIV-positive people, connect people through art to reduce stigma and discrimination, and show support to and solidarity with people living with HIV in Ukraine.
In this session we will try out several different games, and assess which ones might work best in different teaching contexts.
З нагоди вшанування Міжнародного дня прав людини, Посольство США в Києві запрошує Вас приєднатися до дискусії з представниками кримськотатарської спільноти.
This week in WE@AH we will take a closer look at some of the ‘political, civil, economic, social, and cultural rights’ that Human Rights Day strives to highlight.
Час зробити свій інноваційний внесок у громадянське суспільство, час створювати Civic Tech. Ти зможеш! У цьому тобі допоможуть відкриті дані, різноманітні технології та America House Civic Tech Camp 2017!
Try out different innovative tech equipment and create your own holiday gifts. No prior experience necessary! Our trainers and volunteers will guide you to success with new technologies while giving you freedom for your own creativity.