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'Are We Crazy About Our Kids?' & 'Wounded Places' 2 documentary films

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Anita Stapen
Location Details:
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

May 13 at 7 pm in Piedmont and June 27 at 3 pm in Oakland

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series will screen two films on the public funding of early childhood care and pre-school education:
Are We Crazy About Our Kids? and Wounded Places.
Produced by California Newsreel and Vital Pictures, 2015

In the US, young mothers and working families struggle to find time, money and resources to provide the nurturing environments all babies and young children need to thrive-while too often hindered by social conditions that put their children on low developmental trajectories.

These films are part of a larger series, The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation. The two films show the enormous benefits gained for both children and the larger society when early childcare and pre-school programs are well-funded, and the tragic impact for our children and society when these programs are either not available, or poorly funded and staffed.

Are We Crazy About Our Kids? looks at studies by prominent economists who have studied the costs and benefits of high-quality early care and preschool. And they're worried-not because we're spending too much--but because we're spending too little where it matters most. The question is--what will we do about it? How crazy are we about our kids?

Wounded Places: In Philadelphia and here in Oakland, this episode chronicles the stories of children shaken by violence and adversity and asks not "What's wrong with you?" but "What happened to you?" and "How can traumatized children and neighborhoods heal?"

Two FREE Screenings: One in Piedmont at 325 Highland Ave on May 13 at 7 pm

In Oakland:
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015
3 PM Screening
4:15 PM Discussion
Where: The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street,
(between Broadway & Telegraph, free parking)

* The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee and the Piedmont League of Women Voters.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Apr 26, 2015 3:08PM
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