21. noviembre 2019 - 16:30 hasta 19:00
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The PUSHOUTS film screening & youth-led circles | Fremont High School Auditorium | jueves, 21. noviembre 2019

                  People call them "dropouts." They tell a different story. 
OUSD Restorative Justice and Fremont High School present:
Screening of the award-winning documentary, The Pushouts, followed by youth-led circles to understand the social forces that contribute to students deciding to stop going to school, and what motivates them to stay engaged
When: Thursday November 21 from 4:30-7:00 
Where: Fremont High School Auditorium, in the heart of Oakland's Fruitvale district - 4610 Foothill Blvd (entrance on Ygnacio) 
refreshments available! 
OUSD Educators: to enter SPECIAL GIVEAWAY of DVD copies of film, please complete this form. Winners will receive the DVD and guide at the event. 
Join us for post-film circles held by Fremont High School RJ Youth Leaders, focusing on themes of trauma in communities of color, the school-to-prison pipeline, opportunities to heal, breaking cycles of violence, how education can happen differently, and the urgency of these issues. 
About the film: "I was in prison before I was even born.” So begins the story of Victor Rios - a high school dropout, gang member, and three time felon by the age of 15. But when a teacher’s quiet persistence, a mentor’s moral conviction, and his best friend’s murder converge, Rios’ path takes an unlikely turn. Two decades later, Rios -- by then a 36 year-old tenured UC professor, author and national thought leader on the school-to-prison pipeline -- gets an unexpected call that propels him on a summer-long journey with a group of teenagers struggling to stay out of the system.
Woven with archival material stretching back 25 years to Rios’ own troubled adolescence and including the contemporary story of this fateful summer in Watts, THE PUSHOUTS examines crucial questions of race, class, power, and the American dream at a particularly urgent time.
More information can be found at 
Watch the trailer