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Center for Existential Studies
Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Film Presentation and Discussion:

Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30-10:00

Michael Stiers, PhD, CGP and Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP

At: Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20016

Film and discussion open to all, $15

Fees for Continuing Education Credits

Non-Members $60
Current WSP Members $40
Current WSP Students $15


Registration is available online at

Ideas speak louder than words in this highly entertaining inside look at the world of high school debate. Determined to win the National Tournament of Champions, two inner-city seniors defy convention by emphasizing relevance and personal experience over their opponents' strategy of "Spread." "Spread" depends on students amassing a huge amount of factual material and delivering as quickly as possible with the sheer bulk of material telling the tale. This strategy gives an unfair advantage to teams from highly funded private
schools. This documentary is described as "Memorable and poignant, delivering surprises at every turn."

Join us for sandwiches, salad, dessert and wine at 6:30

Who Should Attend?

All those interested in understanding the influences and subtleties of how privilege and power impact our lives and communities.


6:30 - 7:00 Refreshments: Wine, Perrier, sandwiches, salad, dessert
7:00 - 7:05 Welcome: Jane Prelinger and Reggie Nettles
7:05 - 7:10 Introduction of the film: Michael Stiers
7:10 — 8:40 Showing of the film: Resolved
8:40 - 8:50 Bathroom break and moving chairs into a circle
8:50 — 9:10 Discussants: Michael Stiers and Reginald Nettles
9:10 - 10:00 Plenary discussion.
Discussion Facilitators: Michael Stadter and Ayana Watkins-Northern



Online registration has ended. There is still space available for walk-ins to pay at the door.


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of _ of AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.