Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Pushouts Screening & Discussion

November 4th 6:30pm Juan Jimenez Room, Stamp

The Critical Race Initiative, MICA, the College of Education Graduate Student Organization are hosting a film screening and panel discussion of the documentary, The Pushouts on November 4, 2019, at 6:30 pm. 

This film tells a story of how Victor Rios, a high school dropout, Oakland gang member, and three-time felon by age 15, turns his life around and is now dedicated to empowering young people. 20 years later Rios–now an award-winning professor, author, and expert on the school to prison pipeline–rejoins his old mentor to work with young people who have been pushed out of school for reasons beyond their control.

Following the film, a panel discussion will be held with representatives from the University of Maryland, The Latin American Youth Center, and the Young Women's Project in Washington, DC.