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Oakland—Screening of The Pushouts
September 10, 2019 @ 11:50 am – 2:50 pm
Oakland— On Tuesday, September 10th the New Parkway Theater will screen THE PUSHOUTS, a documentary film supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant and featured on the acclaimed PBS documentary series, VOCES. SPECIAL GUESTS: a Q&A with VICTOR RIOS in conversation with Bay Area Youth immediately follows screening.
Featuring footage filmed over more than 25 years, “The Pushouts” weaves Rios’s inspiring dropout-to-professor narrative with stories from YO! Watts, a youth center serving 16-24 year-olds who are out of school and out of work. Trading narratives of tragedy and victimization for true stories of grit and resilience, the film highlights the vast potential of young people to thrive when given access to meaningful opportunities and connections to adults who care. “The Pushouts” is part of American Graduate, public media’s long-term commitment, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help young people succeed in school, career and life.