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Governors State University to Screen Documentary Movie ‘Resilience’ on Feb. 20

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By: Rosemary Piser

Governors State University (GSU) will screen the documentary movie ‘Resilience’ on Tuesday, February 20 at 6 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening. The movie will be shown at GSU’s Sherman Hall, 1 West University Parkway. Educators from across the south suburbs of Chicago are hosting this free movie viewing that is open to all community members.

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the documentary ‘Resilience’ reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. ‘Resilience,’ however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your seat today by calling call 844-432-1800 or online here

Snacks and Light Refreshments will be provided. You can earn credit for 2 clock hours of professional development time from participating in this event.

For additional information, contact the Illinois Educators Action Network – South Suburbs here.

Source: Governors State University

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