The College of Southern Nevada will screen the documentary No Greater Odds on Oct. 17 at its North Las Vegas Campus on 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue.
The screening, which starts at 6 p.m., will be followed by a panel discussion with higher education policy experts on the topic of investing in free community college.
No Greater Odds was produced entirely in-house at CSN. The film follows five community college students at CSN who obtained their diplomas in spite of overwhelming personal and financial obstacles.
CSN is the largest higher education institution in Nevada and the state's first Hispanic Serving Institution. 37 percent of CSN's students receive federal need-based grants, and nearly 25 percent are first-generation college students.
“This groundbreaking film demonstrates how important it is that we keep college affordable, particularly our community colleges,” said CSN President Dr. Michael Richards. “Our students are slowly being priced out of higher education at the same time that continued education is becoming a critical part of our nation’s success.”