Look. Listen. Learn:
Regina Dominican and North Shore Country Day host a collaborative student forum
WILMETTE, Ill – Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Regina Dominican High School in partnership with North Shore Country Day School, hosted a student forum on Wednesday, March 8 at Regina Dominican that focused on topics that encompass the documentary “The Loyola Project”.
“The Loyola Project” is an independently produced documentary film that chronicles the 1963 Loyola University-Chicago Men’s Basketball team. At the height of the civil rights movement, the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago broke racial barriers and changed college basketball forever. From award-winning filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley (Netflix's Taylor Swift Miss Americana), the film weaves together this captivating story with archival footage and modern day interviews as it continues to provide inspiration in the fight for equality. It can be found streaming on Paramount+ and was shown on CBS during the 2022 Final Four.
Regina Dominican Principal, Dr. Kassie Porreca, was excited about this opportunity for both school communities. “We’re excited to bring our students together with our neighbors from North Shore Country Day, our colleagues in the ISL athletic league, for a day of focusing on athletics, civil rights, and local history. It is sure to be a fun and interesting day as we invite all of our students to Look-Listen-Learn together”.
Students from both Regina Dominican and North Shore Country Day had the opportunity to screen the film followed by a discussion panel that includes Dr. Nona Storr, Professor of History (George Mason University), Dr. Gary Sailes, Professor of Sports Sociology and African American Studies (Indiana University), and Northwestern University Athletic Director, Derrick Gragg, and student panel speakers representing Regina Dominican an NSCD. After the panel, students from both schools participated in various break-out groups to discuss the themes of the film.