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SPRING 2015 FILM SCREENINGS

A Path Appears: Episode Two--March 31

The Homestretch--April 7

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A Path Appears: Episode Two

When: March 31, 2015 at 6pm

Where: WQED Studios

Cost: FREE and includes dinner

Registration: Please register online http://wqedapathappears.eventbrite.com

At the event, we will specifically screen the segment of Episode Two that focuses on the importance of early education for children, and explores the link between lack of access to resources and education, and poverty. The screening will be follwed by a panel discussion including staff from Save the Children who were involved in the film and representatives from Pittsburgh's early childhood and housing communities.

About A Path Appears: Episode Two
With Nicholas Kristof, Jennifer Garner returns to her native West Virginia to visit families enrolled in Save the Children’s Early Steps program, which introduces books and early learning to children living in poverty, and provides social and emotional support for the mothers. One child benefiting from the program is Johnny Weethee, who was just accepted into pre-K with the help of program coordinator Tonya Bonecutter. Another family in Tonya’s care is that of Lyn Sargent, who lives in a trailer with her husband, two children, and eight others. An example of how hard it can be to break the cycle of poverty, sexual and drug abuse, Lyn is now enrolled in school full-time, hoping to provide a better future for her children.

The Homestretch

When: April 7, 2015

Where: WQED Studios

Cost: FREE and includes dinner

Registration: Please register online https://thehomestretchwqed.eventbrite.com

VIEW THE HOMESTRETCH TRAILER

About The Homestretch
The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Roque, Kasey and Anthony - will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age.
Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.

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Membership Meet & Greets

There are currently no meet and greets scheduled.

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