Documentary follows turnaround at struggling high school

Several campus departments are sponsoring a screening of 'Paper Tigers,' which highlights how a Washington high school broke the cycle of poverty and violence that affected many of its families.
Several campus departments are sponsoring a screening of 'Paper Tigers,' which highlights how a Washington high school broke the cycle of poverty and violence that affected many of its families.

Several campus departments are sponsoring a screening of a documentary that highlights how a Washington high school broke the cycle of poverty and violence that affected many of its families.

"Paper Tigers" will be screened Monday, November 16, beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Hager Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, pizza will be served (participants are asked to bring their own drinks). RSVP by sending an email to Jill Smalldon at smalldoj@gvsu.edu.

Cynthia McCurren, dean of the Kirkhof College of Nursing, will provide an overview of the film at 6:45 p.m., the film will begin at 7, followed by remarks with the filmmaker live-streamed beginning at 8:45.

James Redford directed "Paper Tigers," which explores a unique model of trauma-informed education at Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington.

The screening coincides with American Education Week and the campus screening is sponsored by Office of Community Engagement, Kirkhof College of Nursing, College of Education, School of Social Work, School of Criminal Justice, and Department of Sociology.