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“Up to Us” Movie Screening and Discussion Panel

"Up to Us" Movie Screening and Discussion PanelMonday, November 5, 6:30-9pm – Miami Dade College Wolfson Auditorium, Bldg 1, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

Miami Dade College will screen a new documentary film “Up to Us” at the Wolfson Campus on November 5 at 6 pm. The 20-minute film, which was shot this summer in New York, Atlanta and at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, follows two young Americans — Atlanta native Kyle Murphy, 23, who served as an AmeriCorps member at Habitat for Humanity, and Brandon West, 27 a Masters in Public Administration graduate, who is underemployed (for 18 months), but is seeking work in a public service field. The film specifically highlights the www.onemillionnewjobs.org campaign as a viable pathway toward increasing economic mobility, while it makes the case for voting as a means of supporting the measure. “Up to Us” was produced with support from Own the Vote an initiative from Comcast and NBC Universal that aims to engage and educate young voters about the political process. Own the Vote has partnered with ElectNext, Rock the Vote and the National Constitution Center to help create awareness about and encourage voter registration and voter participation.