Join the Claremont Graduate University Alumni Association and CGU’s Department of Teacher Education and Urban Leadership PhD Program for a screening of Paper Tigers, an award-winning documentary that chronicles a year at Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington.
The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. After Lincoln’s principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), he decides to radically change the school’s approach to discipline. With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students. From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support and academic promise at Lincoln High.
The event is part of an ongoing movie screening series dedicated to CGU’s socially just educators. The films in this series will be of particular interest to the students and alumni who are committed to bringing real-world issues into their classrooms in order to make their curriculum relevant and to help their students be globally and culturally aware. While this event will be especially relevant to educators, all CGU alumni, staff, and current students are welcome.
Click here to watch the trailer of the movie.
Friday, February 16, 2018
5:30 pm Doors open
6:00 pm Movie starts
Light snacks will be served.
Space is limited. RSVP today.
This event is open to all CGU alumni, students, staff, family, friends, and those interested in learning more about the School of Educational Studies.
The film is not rated. It does contain some profanity.
To learn more, contact Rachel Jimenez at Rachel.Jimenez@cgu.edu.