Written by Connie Larkman
Using the current box-office smash film "The Hunger Games" as its basis, the Education Ministry Task Force of the UCC's Central Pacific Conference is holding an event to help teenagers explore their life choices.
"Spring Fling," designed for students in grades 9-12, takes place April 13-15 at Camp Adams in Molalla, Ore. Through games and discussions based on "The Hunger Games," the Rev. Tara Wilkins and Kristina Martin will lead an informative weekend.
Based on the Suzanne Collins novel of the same name, the movie chronicles the life of Katniss Everdeen, who is forced to engage in a fight-to-the-death tournament against other children. Taking place in Panem – a dystopic country of limited resources built on what was once North America – the story focuses on the despotic government run by the Capitol, which keeps its citizens in line by separating them into districts and reinforcing severe class separations.
But the Capitol's strongest tool to promote disunion and to discourage rebellion is the Hunger Games: an annual event in which two tributes from each district are pitted against each other for the country to watch on television.
Youth leaders and other adult chaperones are encouraged to attend "Spring Fling." Registration is required.
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