Sometimes, I walk in the middle of the road so that nobody will say anything to me or nobody will try to grab me or something like that.
Taylor paints a vivid picture of her walk everyday to Our Lady of Tepeyac H.S. She is one of many voices in the Big Shoulders Fund short film, Invest in a Child.
The story begins from the perspective of Denise Spells, Principal of St. Ethelreda Elementary:
Everyday is a struggle…Children live lives that we never thought they would actually have to live. If you want to know where these kids come from, walk to the neighborhoods they have to go through. We need someone here to help us out, to keep these schools open. That’s the right thing to do.
Fr. Matt Eyerman, Pastor at St. Malachy Elementary School, gives an unwavering statement:
A vast majority of our families are either at risk or in poverty. People can give to lots of things in the city. And you can have your name on a plaque here. And have a chair named after you. But only with Big Shoulders can you invest in a child.
Other voices and other faces are woven into the narrative to reveal the real depth of the challenges faced by inner city Catholic schools, and to help people realize that they can work together to bring about real transformation.
Watch the 2-minute trailer[youtube=http://youtu.be/QHuZP2Sb_pA]
or the 8-minute short film [youtube=http://youtu.be/OS4k0FfjDJI]
On May 16, Juli Rossi from Big Shoulders Fund will tell us more about how they put a face and voice to their mission on our social media storytelling panel.
Thursday, May 16
415 N Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
REGISTER TODAY and bring guests for free. See you Thursday!