The Interrupters: Every City Needs its Heroes

Date(s) - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Admissions: Free
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.

Poster: The Interrupters: Every City Needs its Heroes [PDF]

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: 312-996-3095


UIC Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) and the School of Art and Design

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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