Heritage goes to Hollywood

Your support helps bring the conservative message across the country, from Capitol Hill to Hollywood.

The life story of Virginia Walden Ford, national board member at Heritage, will be made into a movie directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna.

Ford serves on the D.C. Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and is the founding member of The Black Alliance for Education Options. She also serves as Executive Director of D.C. Parents for School Choice, Inc. which she founded in 1998.

With your support, she has led the fight for school choice for almost two decades, and has been part of the Heritage family since 2008.

Titled ‘Miss Virginia,’ the movie will tell her story of being a struggling inner-city single mother who moves her son from a dangerous neighborhood school to a safer, but more expensive one.

In January of 2016, Ford wrote about her experience with the school systems in The Daily Signal. You can read her piece, titled “My School Choice Story”, here.

In her story, Ford wrote:

“I got into this movement as one mother fighting for one child, and I’ve seen it grow to where hundreds of thousands of parents, supporters, and legislators who have stood up and demanded that educational options be provided that would give children a better chance for a future that is brighter than the sun.”

Erin O’Connor, the script-writer, said of Ford:

“The real Miss Virginia is as formidable as she is warm and down-to-earth. No one captures that spirit like Uzo. Her bravery, grit, and humor shine through in all her performances.”

Production will commence early next year in Los Angeles.

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