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Sunday, October 2, 2011
PAST: AU hosts Film Screening, Poetry Reading and Discussion "The Interrupters" this SAT, Nov, 5th from 1:00pm - 3:30pm, Free
About the film: From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed. More about the film here.
Following the screening, esteemed members of Free Minds will a special reading of poems relating to the issues in "The Interrupters" to kick off DC-focused dialogue about ways to decrease violence in communities. The vision of the Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop is for every young inmate to receive the necessary tools, inspiration and community support to pursue education and follow a positive new path in life. Members' experiences are a direct reflection of The Interrupters story--Washington, DC's own struggle to face the issue of violence and the hope of transformation.
Additional Special Guests:
Michael Mattocks - Co-author of Unlikely Brothers,
Mark Timberlake - Outreach & Reentry Specialist, Free Minds Book Club
Michael Kemp - Member & Reentry Coach, Free Minds Book Club