The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film Paper Tigers on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC’s East Campus, 435 College Ave. The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.
This documentary follows the lives of students and staff at an alternative high school that has changed its approach and has become an inspiration for other institutions. The school embraced a less punitive and more supportive way of serving its students after it gained new insights about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) – such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse – and the effects these traumatic events can have on a student’s education.
Following the film there will be a facilitated discussion.
For more information on MJC’s Civic Engagement Project or the Fall Film and Lecture Series, contact Jason Wohlstadter, professor of English, at firstname.lastname@example.org.