The event will feature Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a documentary that explores how stress caused by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can devastate children’s lives, especially those living in poorer communities. These experiences, including sexual, emotional, or physical abuse, can lead to a whole host of illnesses and self-destructive behaviors later in life, from eating disorders to heart disease, to cancer and suicide. Following the film, Family Lifeline Presient & CEO Amy Strite and Greater Richmond SCAN Executive Director Jeanine Harper will facilitate a local discussion of ACEs and their impact on our community.
Free event on Thursday, April 6 from 6:30-9:00pm at the Virginia Historical Society
This event kicks off the 2017 Created Equal series which includes six other documentaries: Remote Area Medical, Deep Run, Here’s to Flint, Do Not Resist, The Bridge to the Ballot, and Documented. The Created Equal film and discussion series focuses on themes related to civil rights, human rights, and social justice in American history. It’s hosted by the Virginia Historical Society in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center, and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.