Community Discussion on Student Stress Thursday


When the community showing of the documentary, “A Race to Nowhere” took place in March, the organizer, Los Alamos High School student Tessa Snyder was thrilled with the turnout. The film deals with student stress.

“My goal was 100, so to have close to 200 was so exciting,” she said.

Snyder said that she hopes many of those in attendance will return to a follow up event to discuss how to initiate community change. The event is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Jeannette O. Wallace Lecture Hall (Building 5) on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

After the documentary was shown in March, 3×5 cards were given to audience members to gather public opinion on what exactly needs to change. The change focus has been tabulated from that event and several follow up presentations, as part of community and staff trainings.

“The cards were handed out to each guest, and they were instructed to write two things that they would like to see changed in the community based on the topics within the film,” Snyder said.

Snyder has separated the comments into groups that will be discussed by those in attendance at thThursday’s follow up event. Several community organizations have asked to view those results.

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