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Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Foster Care Survivor’s Guide

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Date:
October 20, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
www.nmc.edu/ees

Organizer

Northwestern Michigan College: EES
Phone:
231-995-1700
Email:
ees@nmc.edu
Website:
www.nmc.edu/ees

Other

Season
All Seasons
Age
Seniors

Venue

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Dr.
Traverse City, MI United States
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Phone:
231-995-1772
Website:
www.nmc.edu/uc

Shenandoah Chefalo started life as a child with neglectful, drug and alcohol addicted parents. She mastered packing all of her belongings in minutes, changed multiple schools, faced hunger, cruelty, and loneliness. Finally at the age of 13, Shen had had enough and requested to be placed into foster care. Shen became part of the 3% of all foster care children who get into college, and the 1% who graduate. Despite her numerous achievements in life, she still suffers from the long-term effects of neglect. Award-winning author of her memoir, “Garbage Bag Suitcase,” Shen is relentless to find grass-root solutions on how to revamp the broken foster care system. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided.