Exclusive Screening: Tavis Smiley’s “Education Under Arrest”
Join us on Monday March 18th to watch Tavis Smiley’s latest special focusing on how to End the School-To-Prison Pipeline.
Admission is free; however, an RSVP is required.
“Kids can’t vote. They can’t get a license ‘til they’re 16, but they can be prosecuted when they’re 14,” – youth interviewed on Tavis Smiley Talks, Ep. Six, “Education Under Arrest,” airing March 26 @ 8 p.m.
Sixty-eight percent of urban high schools now have police patrols. One out of every three teen arrest happens in schools. In one year, over 300,000 will be incarcerated—a $5 billion price tag for taxpayers—some for offenses as minor as truancy.
On Monday, March 18, CenterScene Public Programs invites you to meet people on the frontlines of reforming the school to prison pipeline, from educators to law enforcement to courts to at-risk youth. Tavis Smiley will be on-hand post-screening to discuss common sense alternatives to Zero Tolerance policies in our schools, homes, and practices.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Check-In and Reception
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
The California Endowment
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click here for a map and directions
free parking at venue
Please note that it is our policy to overbook, and that REGISTRATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT. In the event of the program reaching capacity, we will release your reservation to wait-listed people 15 minutes before the program starts.To guarantee your seat, please arrive early. Check-in begins at 6 p.m.
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Radio and TV Host, Anchor
Tavis Smiley hosts the late night television talk show, Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Tavis Smiley Show distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and is the co-host of Smiley & West, also distributed by PRI. He is the first American to simultaneously host signature talk shows on both public television and public radio.
In addition to his radio and television work, Smiley has authored 17 books including the book he edited, Covenant with Black America, which became the first nonfiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. His book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, co-authored by Dr. Cornel West, was recently published in 2012. In 2009, TIME magazine named him one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.” This year, 2013, marks his 10th year on PBS.
When & Where
The California Endowment
The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation with a mission to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.