Beyond the Classroom presents the Emmy award-winning "The Interrupters"

When: Monday, November 11, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. This film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence. It captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. The film highlights high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a student, whose death was caught on videotape. The film focuses on the work of an innovative organization, CeaseFire. It was founded by an epidemiologist, Gary Slutkin, who believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source. The Interrupters - who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories - intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence.

Website: http://www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond The Classroom
+1 301 314 6622

www.BeyondTheClassrom.umd.edu




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