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Equity for Children at The New School presents the New York movie premiere and Q&A panel discussion of: "WHEN HOME IS THE STREET"

Equity for Children at The New School and The Fetzer Institute presents the New York movie premiere and Q&A panel discussion of: "WHEN HOME IS THE STREET": The drama of street life for children in Rio de Janeiro and Guadalajara. A film by Theresa Jessouroun.



The process of reintegrating youth, who are living a grim existence on urban streets, into mainstream society requires deep and consistent love and compassion.

Award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Thereza Jessouroun chronicles the realities of young people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Guadalajara, Mexico who live on the streets.  The film “When Home is the Street” shows how the love of dedicated educators influenced a group of homeless children to leave the streets and restore their opportunities for a meaningful and secure future.  The filmmaker and project researchers boldly ask us to contemplate the humanity of those who are sometimes most invisible among us and to remind us of the transformative role that compassion - within ourselves, our institutions, and our societies – can have in the lives of disadvantaged youth.

The film provides a voice for many children and young adults living in dire conditions of poverty, and aims to look for viable solutions based on the chronicled personal experiences.


Event Agenda

5:30 - 5:40 PM: Introduction by Alberto Minujin, Director of Equity for Children, and principal researchers of the film from CIESPI and Fetzer Institute

5:40 - 6:15 PM: Screening of "When Home is the Street"

6:15 - 6:45 PM: Panel Discussion with Irene Rizzini, Director of the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI at PUC-RIO) and contributor to the film; Additional Discussants TBD

6:45 - 7:10 PM: Q&A with Audience

7:10 - 7:30 PM: Reception

* To view a trailer of the film, please CLICK HERE *

Time & Date:  5.30 -7.30pm 30 January, 2013

Malcolm Klien Conference Room, J.M. Kaplan Building, The New School

66 West 12th Street,

5th floor Room 510

(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)


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Published Jan. 9, 2013 10:59 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 2:47 PM