May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. On any given day, there are nearly 428,00 children in foster care in the United Sates. Join us for a film screening and discussion about the film, Tough Love. Among the thought-provoking questions Tough Love raises are these: Do parents charged with neglect deserve a second chance? Who decides? Is there more that can be done to address the factors that contribute to cases of neglect? Tough Love chronicles the separate journeys of Patrick Brown, a single, white father in Seattle, and Hasna “Hannah” Siddique, a newly married Bangladeshi-born mother of two in New York City. Through intimate, vérité footage, we witness firsthand the complex bureaucracy of America’s child welfare system and the powerful role that poverty and other challenges play in keeping parents and children apart.
This program is a collaboration or the Evanston Public Library, Alliance Advocacy and DCFS and POV Films.