Program Details

'The Interrupters' Movie Screening

March 24 / 3:00 PM - March 24 / 6:00 PM

We will be showing the award-winning documentary film, ‘The Interrupters,’ in preparation for the visit of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Creating Enlightened Society Visit: Imagining Peace happening the weekend of April 26, 27, and 28.
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This film is about one of the planning organizations “CeaseFire” that works to interrupt youth violence and is partly staffed by ex-gang members. It is a powerful and thoughtful presentation of the issues that contribute to the on-going climate of violence in Englewood and other neighborhoods in Chicago. Poverty, lack of jobs, educational and economic opportunity are clearly potent factors referenced throughout. Please join us for this thought/heart provoking film and discussion.
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Here are the links to a 2-part series on Harper High School (Englewood) produced by This American Life.
Part One:
Part Two:

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