The One That Got Away Screening

The One That Got Away Screening

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Pictured: Tourrie Moses

Credit: Thirteen PBS

Join us for a free screening of a film that examines the life of an at-risk youth, followed by a panel discussion.

WXXI is pleased to present The One That Got Away, a one-hour special examining issues of educational, familial and communal responsibility for at-risk children, on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre (L1), 240 East Avenue. Tourrie Moses was a highly promising student from Montclair, NJ - inquisitive, engaged, and eager to learn - when he entered Glenfield School in the sixth grade. Friendly and well-liked by his teachers and classmates, he was elected president of the student council by eighth grade. The show will air on WXXI-TV Tuesday, 3/21 at 10:30pm.

But what happened to Moses -- once considered bound for a top college by his teachers -- in the ensuing years that caused him to spend more time in the streets than in school and led to him now serving 15 years for murder in the New Jersey state prison system? Through interviews with family, friends, and teachers, the film reveals how the intertwined forces of home life, school life and street life can negatively impact a child, particularly one growing up in impoverished conditions.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion, which include:

Jennifer Cathy is the Monroe Region Executive Director of Hillside Children’s Center, overseeing community-based programs in the five-county Rochester area. Since joining Hillside as a social worker in 1998, Cathy has led a wide array of programs in such areas as foster care, adoption and juvenile justice.

More panelists to be named soon.

 

 

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