Next Door — a leading provider of high quality early childhood education in Milwaukee — is partnering with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Succeeds and United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County to present a free screening of the new documentary, No Small Matter, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. More than 300 guests have registered for the event at Marquette University and more spaces are available.
No Small Matter — produced by the Kindling Group and Siskel/Jacobs Productions — is the first major theatrical documentary addressing the critical need for our country to strengthen investment in high quality early childhood education. Viewers will observe the stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for high quality early childhood education to create long-term benefits for our country and its youngest learners.
The free screening runs from 4:30 pm to 7 pm at Marquette University’s Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium at 1506 West Wisconsin Avenue. After the screening, there will be a Talk Back program with one of the filmmakers.
The upcoming screening of No Small Matter is the latest event tied to Next Door’s 50th Anniversary celebration this year. Next Door is hosting a year-long anniversary campaign to celebrate this major milestone and raise community awareness and support for Next Door’s early childhood education programming for central city families. Next Door plans to partner with 50 organizations during this anniversary year — including Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Succeeds and United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County for the No Small Matter presentation.
“We’re thrilled and grateful to have these three partners join us for this important and eye-opening documentary screening,” said Next Door President Dr. Tracey Sparrow. “With their support and recognition of our work, we will be able to educate even more people in the community about the critical need to invest in the first five years of a child’s life.”
Click here to register for the event.
No Small Matter Resources