THE BLOCK off biltmore is proud to host a variety of events and to raise awareness about a wide range of important issues. Coming up we’ve got two exceptional film screenings – both free. On Sunday, August 21st attend a screening of the film, “School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten,” with discussion to follow about the new Asheville Forest School, and then come back Monday, August 22nd to see “Trapped,” followed by a panel presentation with representatives from the ACLU of NC and NARAL Pro-Choice of North Carolina. Read on to learn more about the films….
“School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten” is a powerful and award-winning 35-minute documentary following a Waldkindergarten (“forest kindergarten” in German) in Switzerland. It addresses many questions and concerns that parents and educators may have about this “new” and alternative education model. We’ll be screening this film and discussing the new Asheville Forest School, a new nature-based school for ages 3 1/2 – 6 that is based on the Waldkindergarten concept. In this model, the educators take children out into the woods every day, whatever the weather, and encourage free play and interest-directed learning in the ultimate classroom, Mother Nature. Check out the film trailer. Join us from 5-6 pm on Sunday, Aug 21 for the free screening.
“Trapped” is a documentary describing the laws that make abortion more difficult for women living in the South. Join us Monday, August 22nd from 7-9:30 for the free screening and panel discussion.
Following the film, Sarah Hogg from NARAL Pro-Choice NC and Sarah Preston and Lynne Walter from the ACLU of NC will give a short talk about current anti-abortion laws in North Carolina and lead attendees in a discussion about what they can do to promote pro-choice policies in their own communities. For more information, please contact screening organizer, Jeannie Stone at email@example.com.
U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been passed by conservative state legislatures. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary measures, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), Trapped follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. For more information on the film, visit www.trappeddocumentary.com