ONLINE: Third Tuesday Author: Marilynne Eichinger

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

We are pleased to present a virtual presentation with Marilynne Eichinger on Tuesday, November 17 at 7pm (PST). Please register to receive the meeting link and password.

Marilynne Eichinger, artist, author and former President of OMSI, shares the stories of young people who have experienced homelessness in her latest work, Over the Peanut Fence: Scaling Barriers for Homeless and Runaway Youth. She was inspired by a twenty-year-old boy she and her husband invited to live with them after living on the streets for four years. 

Writes Marilynne, “My talk describes why youth run from home, what it is like when they arrive on the streets, how their brains are affected, and what agencies do to help them overcome the abuse, violence and trauma they experienced as children. Recent research conducted with adolescents and military returning from war with PTSD teaches us much about the developing brain, hormonal changes affecting emotions, and the long term effect trauma has on the ability to cope. Fortunately, the brains of homeless youth are still developing, which is why there is so much that can be done to help them. Over the Peanut Fence explains why I feel hopeful that these young people can turn their lives around."

Books available on line and in paperback.

Questions? Contact Alicia Yokoyama at ayokoyama@lakeoswego.city