Laurie R. King Author Event March 2015
- Film, Media & Entertainment
- Capital Public Radio, Sacramento CA
Thank you for joining us at University of the Pacific for an evening preview of our upcoming documentary. You'll hear from our reporters and producers and see clips of the broadcast.
A map of campus and parking options is here. We recommend parking in lots 2 or 4. There is no charge for parking during this evening reception.
The View From Here: Class Dismissed views the high school dropout crisis through the lives of three young people: Geronimo Garcia is a 17-year-old gang member who was expelled from school for fighting, then dropped out of expulsion school, Roosevelt Webb is a 22-year-old former dropout who will be the first in his family to graduate…if he finishes his senior year, and Unyque Jackson is an 18-year-old mom whose daughter was born in the middle of her senior year.
Class Dismissed explores alternative schools and specialized programs in the Valley that are aiming to keep kids like Geronimo, Roosevelt and Unyque in class and on track toward successful lives. We meet the teachers, mentors and family members who are helping them navigate life’s challenges in and out of school. From this up-close and personal vantage point, Class Dismissed raises larger questions about the drop out crisis in California, what’s at stake for the future and what are the possible solutions.
Reported by Steve Milne, Julia Mitric and Rebecca Plevin with Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon.
Eleven community partners from San Joaquin County are collaborating with The View From Here on this multimedia documentary project to create stories and share youth voices through a community media blog, RView209. http://rview209.tumblr.com
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