UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of "The Graduates/Los Graduados" as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the library's auditorium.
ABOUT THE FILM
“The Graduates” explores the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students from across the United States who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. Much more than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the student profiles in the film offer a firsthand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy and pressure to contribute to the family finances. “The Graduates” is an eye-opening introduction to many of the determined and resilient young people who will shape America’s future.
ABOUT THE SCREENING
The screening will be held in the auditorium of William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock. A community discussion led by panelists, including Laveta Wills-Hale, network coordinator of The Arkansas Out of School Network, will follow the screening.