Youth Homelessness and Human Resiliency in the Face of Adversity
Join the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center during their annual Stanton Anthony Breakfast and Conversation. This year’s program will focus on youth homelessness and the resiliency of the human spirit with a film screening, keynote address, and Q&A. A breakfast buffet will be served.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Interfaith Chapel- River Level, University of Rochester River Campus
This event is open to the Public
$25 per person/$15 per UR student, $200 for a Table of 8
Reservation Required- REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED
This year’s program will focus on youth homelessness and the resiliency of the human spirit. A breakfast buffet will be served.
If These Walls Could Talk, a short documentary featuring Rochester talent and based on actual events, will be shown. The film authentically portrays both the struggles and opportunities of homeless youth through narrative improvisation. It celebrates the resiliency, determination, talent, and creativity of young men facing homelessness and living in a transitional living center through the Center for Youth. Prior to the screening, film director Matthew Spaull will discuss his use of film as a medium to convey community awareness messages and discuss his work with youth. After the screening, keynote D. Watkins, whose book, The Cook Up, was on the New York Times Best-Sellers Crime and Punishment List in June and July this summer, will offer his commentary on the film to address the struggles homeless youth face. He will use his personal narrative of being involved in the Baltimore drug trade and then becoming an author and educator as a backdrop to discuss how education and art can be transformative empowering young people in disfranchised communities. Also, as a columnist for Salon, Mr. Watkins will offer insightful commentary on American culture and race in light of current events.
To pay by credit card, visit: https://www.rochester.edu/sba/register/stantonanthonyluncheon.php
To pay by check: write to University of Rochester and mail to-
University of Rochester
Susan B. Anthony Center
PO Box 270435
Rochester, NY 14627
U of R departments, send blue requisition to Box 270435