Through Our Eyes: Six-episode series from Sesame Workshop

Real Families. Real Stories. Real People.

Join our Summer premiere and panel discussions for Through Our Eyes, a series of short documentaries that reveal kids’ strength and perseverance as they experience parental incarceration, climate displacement, the wounds of war, homelessness, and more.

Herrick District Library North Branch Library • 155 Riley St, Holland, MI 49424

Screenings begin at 7pm in the North Branch Library Community Room

July 10 - "Uprooted"

  • Two families with young children grapple with climate-related crisis 
  • Panelists include faculty members and sustainability experts from GVSU

July 17 - "Leading"

  • Youth everywhere are following in their elders' footsteps and taking action on issues they care about
  • Panelists include experts from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Out on the Lakeshore, and GVSU

July 24 - "Homefront"

  • Gabby, Terry, and Luther all have parents who were injured while serving and each family has found a way to heal the wounds of war

July 31 - "Shelter"

  • Shelter follows three unhoused children and their parents in L.A. as they seek steady shelter and try to keep their dreams alive
  • Panelists include experts from Community Action House, Good Samaritan Ministries, Arbor Circle, and West Ottawa Public Schools

August 7 - "Apart"

  • Follow Lyric, Eric, and Nnaji as they contend with incarceration of parents with whom they maintain a deep connection despite physical distance
  • Panelists include experts from Children's Advocacy Center, Out on the Lakeshore, and Taylor Made Re-Entry

August 14 - "Reclaim"

  • Honor and his older brother Hanalei connect to their Hawaiian roots through language, the rigorous practice of hula, and preserving their heritage
  • Panelists include experts from Latin Americans United for Progress the Gun Lake Tribe, and Holland Museum

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