Marion County Health Department and Salem Cinema present a Reel Change For Our Community documentary screening of THE SLOW WAY HOME to benefit local biking and walking efforts in our region!In conjunction with The Northwest Hub, Cherriots Trip Choice, OSU, Salem Bicycle Club, Safe Routes To School and Oregon Department of Transportation.
Tuesday, June 20th at 7:30PM
All seats $12 in advance or $15 the day of the event
no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events
The way children travel to school structures daily life for families around the world--but the means differs dramatically. In Japan 98 percent of children walk to school every day, unaccompanied by a parent. In the United States just 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, and most are driven to school by a parent. The Slow Way Home explores this divergence, examining how American families have largely given up on keeping our streets and public spaces safe enough for children, while Japanese communities have mobilized to keep their streets safe and walkable, not only for children but for everyone in society. Seen through both a historical and contemporary framing, The Slow Way Home is an uplifting examination of differences in culture that provides both insight into a distressing trend in American society and simultaneously offers hope for change.