A partnership between the Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine, SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc., Women’s Resource Center, Racine Unified Schools and Professional Services Group will host a screening of the documentary Project 16:49 during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to raise awareness for Youth Homelessness in the state of Wisconsin. Community members and residents are invited to the free screening at Gateway Technical College’s Racine Building at 6pm on November 19th, 2014.
Project 16:49, referring to the 16 hours and 49 minutes between the end of one school day and the beginning of the next, tells the story of several homeless Wisconsin teens. Produced and filmed in Beloit, the documentary was shown at the Beloit International Film Festival and later won the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth media award for 2010. The Community Partnership hopes to educate and raise awareness in Racine County of the critical issue of Youth Homelessness. In Racine Unified Schools, over 900 students were identified as homeless last school year. Some of our students also face these 16 long hours and 49 minutes.
Refreshments will be provided at 6:00pm, followed by an introduction and a youth speaker at 6:45pm. The screening will start at 7:00pm. There is a suggested donation of 1-2 canned food items to be given to the Racine County Food Bank. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-1649-documentary-screening-tickets-14031918847.
Any questions may be directed to Erin Langler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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