Santa Monica College's Public Policy Institute hosts a symposium next week entitled "Education and the Pursuit of Happiness."
The symposium takes place May 15 to 17 and will feature speakers, panel discussions and a film screening. All events are free and open to the public.
Among the lineup is a screening of "Walkout," directed by Edward James Olmos, and discussion following.The 2006 HBO film is based on a true story of the 1968 East LA student walkouts to protest practices in public schools. The screening will be on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, 1332 Second St., Santa Monica.