EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS INVITES TEENS TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENT PREMIERING BILINGUAL FILM THE GRADUATES/LOS GRADUADOS – WITH STIPENDS FOR TEENS’ COMMUNITY ACTION PLANS
Public screening and educational outreach event Oct. 19 in downtown Phoenix to debut PBS documentary exploring challenges faced by Latino high school students in the US
WHAT: Eight, Arizona PBS in partnership with the City of Phoenix Latino Institute will host a daytime community engagement event for teens 14-18 years old on Oct. 19, launching the landmark two-part PBS series The Graduates/Los Graduados, which debuts nationally Oct. 28, airing on Eight, Arizona PBS at 7 p.m. local time. The event, which is free to attend, will feature a pre-screening of the series, followed by breakout sessions facilitated by community leaders, each exploring a different aspect of the pressures facing Latino and Latina students in completing their education. Topics addressed will include bullying, street life /gang intervention, teen parenting, undocumented status and homelessness/poverty. At the end of the breakout sessions, one teen from each discussion group will be awarded a stipend to implement the community action plan they developed during the session to address the specific challenge examined by their group.
WHEN: Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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