SXSW EDU 2019
Rikers: An Education Through Film
Combining discussion with clips from our upcoming PBS documentary, we will explore the intersection between film, education and juvenile justice. Although our society has begun to discuss a "school to prison pipeline," this discussion often excludes the voices of those who suffer from juvenile incarceration. By giving a platform to a formerly incarcerated young man, we hope to ignite a conversation that will demonstrate how storytelling through a kid's lens can function as a learning device.
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- Learning, both good and bad, continues while youth are incarcerated. We can boost the good.
- Being a nerd is cool. By following the rules, kids keep out of trouble in school and on the street. This shift can break the school to prison pipeline
- Boredom is the enemy. By engaging students, teachers can keep kids out of prison and engaged them in social change.
Holly Carter, Founder and Executive Director, BYkids