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Science in the Cinema

Date & Time:
November 8, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Location:
The Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW
Speaker:
Drs. Sheri Madigan and Nicole Racine

Akeelah and the Bee is the inspiring true story of Akeelah Anderson. Overcoming many obstacles in her African-American community in
South Los Angeles she participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Akeelah’s father is dead, her mom ignores her, and her brother runs with
the local gang; she’s smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Learn about the ways a community and parents can use
early upbringing practices to build resiliency in children.
(*This movie contains some language, which may be unsuitable for children)

Speakers - Drs. Sheri Madigan and Nicole Racine
Dr. Madigan holds the Canada Research Chair in the Determinants of Child Development at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s
Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Racine is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Madigan’s lab studying the role of early environment stress on children’s
development.