Free East Bay Showing of Documentary “Backpack Full of Cash”

¨Backpack Full of Cash,” narrated by Matt Damon, is a feature-length documentary that explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children.

Dr. Julian Vasquez-Heilig

Sylvester Hodges

Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, “Backpack Full of Cash” takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education – starved of resources – hangs in the balance.

A free showing of the film will be held Monday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., at Oakland Technical High School, 4351 Broadway in Oakland (Enter on 42nd Street).

The film will be followed by a discussion that will include Dr. Julian Vasquez-Heilig, professor at Sacramento State and California NAACP Education Chair; and Sylvester Hodges, former Oakland Board of Education member.

The event is sponsored by the Sacramento State Doctorate of Educational Leadership.