College of Ed to screen documentary Friday

Kimberly A. Hart
Kimberly A. Hart

The NIU College of Education is partnering with Alexian Brothers Parish Services and the NIU Counseling Association to bring an eye-opening new documentary to campus.

“Race to Nowhere” examines the over-scheduled, go-go world in which many of today’s school children dwell – a world where cheating, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically, a world where young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

The initial screening of the documentary is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Cavan Auditorium, Gabel Hall.

A panel discussion will follow, featuring:

"Race to Nowhere"Kimberly A. Hart, who is coordinating the event, said private screenings of the documentary can also be scheduled for specific audiences. “Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion so that viewers can process their experience, thoughts and concerns, and devise a plan of action to end the ‘Race to Nowhere,’ ” she said.

Hart is a master’s degree candidate in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, past-president of the NIU Counseling Association and a counseling intern at Alexian Brothers Parish Services.

For more information, or to schedule private screenings, contact Hart at

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