The Interrupters: Every City Needs its Heroes
Date(s) - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three “ViolenceInterrupters” who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. The film’s main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire. The Interrupters — who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories — intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence. The film follows Ameena, Cobe and Eddie as they go about their work, and while doing so it reveals their own inspired journeys of hope and redemption.
Join us for a screening followed by a discussion with CeaseFire Violence Interrupters featured in the film, Ricardo “Cobe” Williams and Eduardo “Eddie” Bocanegra. Approx. 125 min.
If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.
Name: Mario Lucero
UIC Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) and the School of Art and Design
UIC Latino Cultural Center