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AMP is a youth-driven, statewide group that seeks to unleash the full potential for personal growth among foster and adoptive children in Iowa.
 

We are starting face-to-face meetings beginning in July....

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General AMP Meeting (open to anyone):

Hello,

You and your youth are invited to attend AMP's Movie Night!  

 

When: Friday, September 25 from 5:30-8:30p

Where: Four Oaks Ankeny (6900 NE 14th St. Suite #25 Ankeny, IA 50023)

 

What to bring: Blankets and pillows, anything to make yourself comfy!

What will be provided: Snacks and movie

Movie: The Hate U Give (PG-13) 2 hours, 13 minutes

 

"Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed."

 

***The plan is to start the movie by 5:45pm so that it is over a few minutes before 8:00pm.  We will spend the last 20-30 minutes of the evening talking about and debriefing the movie and it's themes of racism and police brutality.  At our last AMP meeting, this movie was highly requested by youth and many had already seen it and wanted to view it again.  As an AMP facilitator, I want to be able to provide a safe space for youth to feel comfortable in talking about the issues in the world today and whatever experiences they have or are having.  We cannot ignore these issues and pretend that youth are not experiencing or noticing them.  Please note: I have been very intentional in making sure there are a variety of perspectives and races involved that will help lead this debriefing session with youth.

 

Please reach out to me if you have concerns about this movie or your youth engaging in active conversation around these topics.

 

We are going to try to host this outside on the grass with a large screen weather permitting (needs to be dark enough, warm enough, and not raining!).  I will make the call and let you know the day prior so that you can dress for the weather if necessary.  Otherwise we will be inside the building watching it.

 

Please RSVP and let me know if your youth can make it and if you would like to attend as well!  

 

Thanks,

 

Atalie

 


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