spacer
AETN, KUAR, and Laman Library Present, "The Graduates"

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 10/1/2013
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 AETN, KUAR, and Laman Library present, Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series engaging communities through films produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), features monthly screenings followed by panel discussions with leading organizations, local communities and special guest speakers. The program is designed to help people learn about and get involved in the social issues raised in the documentaries.

This month's film, “The Graduates,” explores the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students from across the United States who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. Much more than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the student profiles in the film offer a firsthand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy and pressure to contribute to the family finances. “The Graduates” is an eye-opening introduction to many of the determined and resilient young people who will shape America’s future.

The screening will be held in the auditorium of William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock. A community discussion led by panelists, including Laveta Wills-Hale, network coordinator of The Arkansas Out of School Network, will follow the screening. Additional information is available by calling AETN at 800-662-2386 or visiting aetn.org/communitycinema.
Library: William F. Laman Public Library    Map to the Main Library
Location: Lecture Hall - Main Library
Contact: Debra Wood
Contact Number: 501-771-1995 x105
Presenter: Debra S. Wood