Oregon Jewish Museum Film Screening: Like Any Other Kid

Northwest Portland
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Cost $10 general public, $8 members
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
724 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

There will be a Talk Back after the screening with Victoria Mills, Director/Producer. Like Any Other Kid provides a rare glimpse into the inner-workings of one of the most promising developments in juvenile justice reform: the use of non-punitive, therapeutic programs to change behavior and help youth re-enter their communities. Following the intimate relationships between incarcerated youth and staff in three unique facilities across the country over the course of three years, the film shows how these programs work. Based on the Missouri approach, where love and structure, instead of punishment, are used, these programs guide and teach youth how to take responsibility for themselves. Through scenes of conflict, vulnerability, reflection, commitment and joy, the youth transform before our eyes. Like Any Other Kid shows us the great potential of these youth if we let them be just that: like any other kid.

This event has is co-sponsored by the Oregon Justice Resource Center.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Nov. 21