Second Chances: A Screening and Discussion at Loyola University



On April 22, the Center for Innovation in Urban Education at Loyola University Maryland will host a free screening of Second Chances, a documentary created by Wide Angle Youth Media in partnership with Open Society Institute – Baltimore.

Second Chances explores the various methods Maryland educators are using to reduce the numbers of out of school suspensions – such as more involved methods of conflict resolution, a way to reflect on the behaviors that lead to suspension, or by implementing restorative practices. It studies how adverse childhood experiences often influence a student’s behavior and how likely they are to be suspended, as well as how to go about effectively addressing the hardships they face.

The screening will be followed by a discussion panel. Panelists include:

  • Rosalind Akpaidem, M.A., a teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools, and graduate of Loyola’s Curriculum
  • Dante M. de Tablan, Executive Director, The Ben Franklin Center for Community Schools
  • Laurell Glen, senior at Digital Harbor High School and Wide Angle Youth Media intern
  • Rob Helfenbein, Ph. D., associate dean of the Loyola University Maryland School of Education
  • Ali Smith, co-founder and executive director of Holistic Life Foundation, Inc.
  • Karen Webber-Ndour, J.D., executive director of the Office of Student Support and Safety for Baltimore City Public Schools

A free reception will also precede the screening.

The event will take place In Knott Hall room B03 on April 22 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. More information is available at: http://www.loyola.edu/department/ciue/event/calendar/documentary-viewing

We hope to see you there!