“Chasing Childhood” Movie Screening and Discussion
June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chasing Childhood is a feature-length documentary that explores how free play and independence have all but disappeared from kids’ lives, supplanted by relentless perfectionism leading to record rates of anxiety and depression, a situation now compounded by the pandemic. Free play, unsupervised by adults, is critical for developing essential life skills: grit, independence, and resourcefulness. Many young adults may appear more accomplished on paper, but by the time they get to college, they are emotionally struggling and lacking the tools needed to live independently.
Join us on 6 PM, June 20, in the PMC for a free screening of this film and some thoughtful discussion!