BCDI-Charlotte is hosting a free public screening of Clarissa’s Battle — Growth of a Movement on January 25th, 2023, at 5 p.m., at Hickory Grove Library, 5935 Hickory Grove Road, Charlotte, NC.
All Child Early Care and Education Professionals will receive approved DCDEE Credit Hours. The event includes a discussion and light refreshments.
About the film:
Single mother and organizer Clarissa Doutherd is building a powerful coalition of parents. They’re fighting for child care and early education funds, desperately needed by low and middle-income parents and children across the United States.
Driven by her own experience losing child care and becoming unhoused with her infant son, Xavier, she seems to be everywhere at once – at hearings, election rooms, and rallies from Oakland, California to Washington, DC. But juggling this work with raising her son pushes Clarissa into a personal health crisis far too common among stressed, working mothers, especially women of color.
When the lockdown pushes more families into desperate circumstances, Clarissa and her coalition redouble their efforts, with the stakes higher than ever. Clarissa’s Battle gives us insight into an erupting movement, as communities across the country follow Clarissa’s successes, setbacks and indomitable resilience.
BCDI-Charlotte is a part of the National Black Child Development Institute, an organization that has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and their families.