Array, the multi-platform media company and arts collective of filmmaker Ava DuVernay has teamed up with media company Participant, and racial justice organization Color of Change, to launch an initiative for online education, ARRAY 101. The free interactive learning guide will center around DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed Netflix series When They See Us, which depicts the wrongful arrest and incarceration of a group of black teenagers, formerly called The Central Park Five. The guide, designed for high-school-aged students, aspires to deepen conversations around the timely themes of social justice, inspiring action and change.
“I firmly believe that there must be a stronger bridge between what our industry produces and real teachers in classrooms,” said DuVernay. “The one-year broadcast anniversary of the series wasthe ideal time to release this social impact learning supplement and kick-off ARRAY’s upcoming study guide initiative overall.”