Bring “Wish List” Donations to “The Homestretch” (March 22)

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ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presents The Homestretch at Busboys and Poets (14th & V Streets, NW), Sunday, March 22 at 5 PM. The Homestretch follows three remarkable homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a more stable future. (Reserve on Eventbrite)

Several DC organizations are participating in our Resource Fair following the screening of The Homestretch film. These organizations serve DC youth in homeless situations by providing counseling, emergency and permanent housing, health services, educational, employment, and other services.

You can help DC youth March 22 by donating a “Wish List” item(s) to our partners at “The Homestretch” screening, and/or talk with a representative during the Resource Fair about how you’d like to get involved and make a difference for DC’s youth facing homelessness.

WISH LIST

TOILETRIES (general): Toothpaste, Soap, Lotion
Covenant House Washington
Latin American Youth Center
StandUp for Kids (DC)
Wanda Alston House

TOILETRIES FOR WOMEN (the basics)
Covenant House Washington
Latin American Youth Center
StandUp for Kids (DC)
Wanda Alston House

TOILETRIES FOR MEN (the basics)
Covenant House Washington
Latin American Youth Center
StandUp for Kids (DC)
Wanda Alston House

CANNED AND DRY GOODS FOOD
Latin American Youth Center
StandUp for Kids (DC)
Wanda Alston House

BLANKETS
StandUp for Kids (DC)

SMART TRIP/FARE CARDS
Covenant House Washington
StandUp for Kids (DC)

GIFT CARDS FOR SHOES, UNDERGARMENTS, SOCKS
Covenant House

BABY SUPPLIES: diapers, lotion, bath, shampoo
Latin American Youth Center

OFFICE SUPPLIES:
printer paper, folders, envelopes, a PC-compatible projector

StandUp for Kids (DC)

MONETARY DONATIONS
Talk with a representative from these organizations at the event for information:

Latin American Youth Center
Wanda Alston House

VOLUNTEERS, MENTORS, TUTORS
Talk with a representative from these organizations at the event for more information:

Wanda Alston House
StandUp for Kids (DC)

Here are a few stories about our partner organizations for The Homestretch.

COVENANT HOUSE

LATIN AMERICAN YOUTH CENTER

WANDA ALSTON HOUSE

Home for homeless GLBT youth from Whitney Shefte on Vimeo.

STANDUP FOR KIDS (DC)

SASHA BRUCE YOUTHWORK

“American Denial” speaker Dr. Mark Bolden’s recommended readings

Todd S. Burroughs, Ph.D. and Dr. Mark Bolden

Todd S. Burroughs, Ph.D. and Dr. Mark Bolden. Photo credit: Institute for Policy Studies


The Q&A of Community Cinema DC’s presentation of “American Denial” was one of the rare moments when the entire audience remained in their seats after the film and yielded most of their questions and comments time to the speakers — Trinity College’s Dr. Mark Bolden and historian/journalist Todd S. Burroughs, Ph.D. Both speakers gave contrasting yet complimentary analysis of Gunner Myrdal’s study “American Dilemma,” the film and its potential to move a conversation on race forward. “It’s a step,” said Burroughs.

Attendees were interested in Dr. Bolden’s recommended readings about the original “American Delimma” study:
a review written by sociologist E.B. Reuter, and NAACP co-founder, writer, and sociologist W.E.B. DuBois, published in the Clark Atlanta University Phylon Journal in 1944. And a second review and analysis written by sociologist Oliver C. Cox in the Howard University Journal of Negro of Education“An American Delimma: A Mystical Approach to the Study of Race Relations” — published in 1945.

It’s always good to leave a Community Cinema event hungry for more.

Meet Our Guest Speakers for “American Denial” (February 22)

Bolden-Mark-EDU-MediumDr. Mark Bolden, assistant professor of counseling at Trinity College will be the guest speaker for the Q&A following the Community Cinema [DC] presentation of AMERICAN DENIAL (Sunday, February 22, 5 pm) at Busboys and Poets. Dr. Bolden was honored in August by the Association of Black Psychologists with the Bobby E. Wright award for exemplary commitment to community service.

Dr. Bolden teaches counseling and education courses at Trinity including a Multicultural Counseling that explores practical and theoretical issues of counseling individuals, couples, groups, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Howard University; M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and B.A. in Psychology from Seton Hall University. More information available at this link.

Dr. Bolden uses the Implicit Bias test (mentioned in AMERICAN DENIAL) in his classes. We encourage you to try the test for yourself and share your results at the Community Cinema screening. It will make for a very interesting conversation starter.

Link to PROJECT IMPLICIT Test: http://bit.ly/cc-iat
More information about Project Implicit


Joining Dr. Bolden is Todd S. Burroughs, Ph.D., journalist, historian, and “popular culture geek.” Burroughs received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and is a lifelong student of the history of Black media. He is the author of “Son-Shine On Cracked Sidewalks,” his audiobook on the 2014 Newark, N.J. mayoral election, co-author with Herb Boyd of the book “Civil Rights: Yesterday and Today,” and one of four primary authors of the book “Civil Rights Chronicle ,” both published by Legacy Publishing/Publications International. He is the o-editor with Jared Ball of the book “A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X,” published by Black Classic Press, and a contributor to several other books, including “Race And Resistance: African-Americans in the Twenty-First Century” (South End Press), “Putting The Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching” (Teaching for Change and PRRAC), “The Fifties Chronicle” (Legacy/Publishing/Publications International), and the “Ethnic Media In America” scholarly anthology series (Kendall/Hunt). More informaiton available on his blog Drums in the Global Village.”


CLIP FROM AMERICAN DENIAL: Implicit Bias Test