June 10th TED Talk – How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk she asks, “Why are we offering only handcuffs and jail time?”

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon. Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema). Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

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