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Voices Worth Hearing: Reshaping Media Portrayal of Child Welfare

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Halyards

406 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Foster Care Film and Community Engagement Project (FCFCEP) and City Living NY present a film project by, for and about foster youth.

Join us for a preview of the newest documentary short film produced by the Foster Care Film and Community Engagement Project (FCFCEP).

Mainstream media's portrayal of foster care is oftern rooted in stereotypes and stigma. FCFCEP aims to change that by involving foster youth and child welfare advocates in all stages of production. We're excited to announce that our new short film will be made into a feature - length documentary and we're inviting you to be a part of the filmmaking process.

On Monday December 17th we invite you to join us in celebrating foster youth and the stories they have to share.
FCFCEP will screen a sample from their new documentary film, which depicts the story of three sisters who grow up worlds apart - in foster care, orphanages and kinship care, and find each other in adulthood.

Following the screening City Living NY will host a foster youth panel and interactive discussion about family separation & reunification, and how we can change the public perception of foster care through media. As FCFCEP moves into production on the feature-length film your input can help shape the film and help ensure the creation of a true portrayal of the foster care system.

The evening will conclude with an informal networking session, and an opportunity to grab a drink and keep the conversation going.

Event Details:
Monday, December 17, 2017
Halyards Bar
406 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Screening& discussion panel begins at 7 p.m.
Networking 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit foster youth served by City Living NY. City Living NY provides household goods and social support for youth aging out of the foster care system.

A filmmaker Q&A and moderated discussion panel about foster care and child trafficking will follow the screening. Panelists include:

Liz Northcutt - is the Founder and Executive Director of City Living NY, a non-profit assisting youth aging out of foster care on their path to independence. Ms. Northcutt is a LMSW who has spent the past decade specializing in the child welfare system in NYC.

Lucy Baptiste - is a former foster youth who spent thirteen years in care. Lucy is currently working on her M.B.A. in media management and is now looking to become a voice amongst the community of foster care.

Additional panelists to be announced.


This event is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

For more information about FCFCEP, visit www.fostercarefilm.com and follow the Foster Care Film on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fostercarefilm and on Twitter@FosterCareFilm.

To learn more about City Living NY at www.citylivingny.org.


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