You’re invited to a special screening of Stories From an Undeclared War!
“Stories from an Undeclared War” is the powerful story of 150 at-risk students from Long Beach, Calif., who were once considered unteachable. But inspired by their teacher, Erin Gruwell, and the writings of Anne Frank, the students discover a new way to express themselves.
The documentary follows the students’ story from the first day of freshman year in 1994 to the present day. In a racially divided community where adolescents have been exposed to drugs, gang warfare, and homicides, Gruwell makes it her goal to teach the students to put down their fists and guns and to pick up a pen. To do this, she juxtaposes their typical reality in urban America with some of the worst examples of man’s inhumanity to man. The once-hardened teens have an epiphany that they live in an undeclared war, and writing becomes their salvation.
|A Special Screening of Stories From an Undeclared War
followed by Freedom Writers Raffle
|Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6:30pm
|The Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Directions & Parking
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Freedom Writers Scholarship Gives Back to At-Risk Students
Raffle tickets sold will benefit scholarships for graduating Wilson seniors; prizes will be given for select raffle tickets.
Don’t forget to bring your wallet! The grand prizes can be yours!