The Coalition at 40: Special Event Featuring TOUGH LOVE Documentary
On Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30, the New York State Citizens Coalition for Children will mark its 40th anniversary with a special fundraising event featuring Tough Love, a recently-released documentary by Emmy nominated filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal that follows the stories of two parents as they navigate the red tape of America’s child welfare system and fight to regain custody of their children. The event will be held at Anthology Film Archives, a historic former court building at 32 Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village. Wine and cheese, as well as a Q & A with the filmmaker, will follow the screening. Tickets $100each. Purchase tickets at http://nysccc.org/toughlove/
About the Coalition
The New York State Citizens Coalition for Children was founded in 1975 to meet the need for support and advocacy for foster and adoptive families. Originally a network of parent support groups, the Coalition has grown to be a leading independent voice for greater funding, better policies for children and families, relevant training and transparency.
There are 20,000 children in New York’s foster care system today. Many more have found adoptive families. Still others live with relatives, who care for them when their parents are unable. For all of these children, there needs to be healing. All of the relationships in their lives need to valued. They and their families deserve no less than the support that will allow them to flourish — and that support must be available to them when they need it.
What people have to say about the Coalition
“I so appreciate the support of the Coalition. I needed someone to help me, to give me real, unbiased information. They were totally there for me.” — Susan, foster parent
“The Coalition’s annual conference means the world to me. I have come several times and left each time with new information and energy that I take back to my family and other foster and adoptive families in community.” — Michael, adoptive parent
“Sometimes the greatest change can come from outside the system. That’s why advocates such as NYSCCC are essential” — Cassie, caseworker
What people have to say about Tough Love
“Just amazing. Real. Touching in every way.” — Rose O’Donnell
“An invaluable portrait of an imperfect system” — Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“Modest but noteworthy . . . down-to-earth documentary that offers a ground-level view of modern day New Yorkers.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Call NYSCCC at 646.688.4321 or email Richard Heyl de Ortiz, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.