Written + Spoken Word, Current Events

Conversations About Education 2015: "The Homestretch"

When: Thu., April 9, 6-7:30 p.m. 2015

The entire community is invited to this series dedicated to exploring local educational issues. This program will feature a preview of the PBS documentary, "The Homestretch," which follows the inspiring story of three homeless teenagers in Chicago who fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future despite incredible odds. Director of Community Relations at the Christian Theological Seminary, Hope Hampton, will launch a conversation among local youth advocates about issues raised in the film, such as poverty, foster youth, mental health, LBGT, immigrants and more. Panelists include Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, Director of Indiana DCS, and Brandie Oliver from Butler University. This program is presented in partnership with WFYI, Connected by 25, and MCCOY. This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium.

Price: Free.

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