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LARKSPUR– Screening of THE PUSHOUTS presented by UnCommon Law
July 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm$12.50
‘I was in prison before I was even born.’ So begins the story of Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school “dropout,” heroin dealer, and Oakland gang member with multiple felony convictions and a death wish. But when a teacher’s quiet persistence, a mentor’s moral conviction, and his best friend’s murder converge, Rios’s path takes an unexpected turn. Through Rios’ personal lens and its interplay with the stories of the young people of Yo!Watts, The Pushouts interrogates crucial questions of race, class & power– and the promise and perils of education- at a particularly urgent time.
Post-Film discussion panel will include Victor Rios, who had a troubled adolescence in Berkeley and went on to be a professor at UCSB and nationally acclaimed expert on youth/ educational and runs youth programs for teens “pushed out” of high school. Victor is features in the film.
Showing on Monday, July 9 2018 at 7 PM (56 Minutes)