Film screening and discussion: The Interrupters
Friday, February 24, 5:30pm.
Schaumburg Campus, Alumni Hall
Panelists: Tio Hardiman, CeaseFire; Eduardo Bocanegra and Ameen Matthews, Violence Interrupters; Carlos Rodriguez, OMNI Youth Services
The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation is sponsoring a Pipeline Film Series focusing on the connection between race, the prison pipeline, and lifelong outcomes. The Interrupters documentary by Steve James, director of Hoop Dreams and Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here, tells the story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who now protect their communities from the violence that they once employed.
This event is free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP to Nikita Stange, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit ww.roosevelt.edu/misjt for more information.
This event is sponsored by: MISJT, College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Schaumburg Campus Provost, the Center for Campus Life and the Office of Community Engagement.