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Event Information:

Friday, April 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th St.     Room: 8th Floor Auditorium

Event Title:

Public Health Film Series: The Interrupters

Event Type:

Special Event


Office of the Dean


Moderator: Perri Peltz; Panelists: Ameena Matthews, Lisa Metsch, PhD, Gary Slutkin, MD, Cure Violence, U of Illinois, Chicago, and Dean Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

Invite Limited To:

Open to the Columbia Community


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The Interrupters tells the 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 in our cities. Shot over the course of a year, The Interrupters captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape.