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Movie Screening: Resilience

Join the Claremont Graduate University Alumni Association and CGU’s Department of Teacher Education and Urban Leadership PhD Program for a screening of Resilience.

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

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.

Friday, April 20, 2018
5:30 p.m. Doors open
6:00 p.m. 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 yet rated and contains no profanity.
To learn more, contact Rachel Jimenez at Rachel.Jimenez@cgu.edu.