On Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. the Evanston Public Library will screen Steve James’ Head Games, a documentary about the “concussion crisis” in American sports. This film combines medical evidence, emerging head trauma science from the nation’s leading medical experts, and first-hand accounts from professional and youth athletes about the long-term effects of sports concussions.
Gail Rosseau, M.D., a neurosurgeon at NorthShore University Health System, will lead a discussion session after the film, including the topics of emerging head trauma prevention strategies, the importance of team sports, and the latest science behind the causes and effects of concussions.
Middle school, high school and college athletes are encouraged to attend. Registration is at epl.org; the Main Library is located at 1703 Orrington Ave.