First Lady of the United States to Host Students for Interactive Workshop with “42” Cast and Crew
Legendary and the cast and filmmakers of 42 are pleased to be part of a special event at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome 80 high school and college students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop with the cast and crew of the film “42.” Beginning at 12:00PM ET on Tuesday 4/2/13 in the State Dining Room, the Director of the Office of Public Engagement Paulette Aniskoff will moderate a discussion about the film, Jackie Robinson and the inspirational themes from his life that students can apply to their own. Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, and featured members of the cast and crew, including Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman and Brian Helgeland, will share their experiences as well as answer student questions.
Students participating in the workshop come from Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, DC; Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, MD; TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA and Amino Jackie Robinson Charter High School in Los Angeles, CA; and include college students who participate in the Jackie Robinson Scholars program.