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Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:00 pm

Ameena Matthews of The Interrupters talks live on Radio Islam, Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. CT.


Radio Islam is broadcast daily from 6 to 7 p.m. CT at 1450 AM WCEV and streamed live at

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:00 am

United States Capitol
Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, DC , DC

A special Capitol Hill panel discussion on The Interrupters - 6 PM at the Capitol Hill Visitor Center – North Orientation Theatre.  Featuring highlights from the film and an engaging discussion with the film's producer Alex Kotlowitz and violence interrupters Cobe Williams and Ameena Matthews.  The discussion will feature remarks from Congressman Bobby Scott, the ACLU and the Student Peace Alliance.  For more information or to RSVP for the event, please contact 

Friday, April 27, 2012 12:00 am

Carver Military Academy
13100 South Doty Avenue
Chicago, IL

The Interrupters screens at Chicago's Carver Military Academy - Time TBD.  For more information contact


Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois Institute of Technology - E1 Auditorium
3300 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL

The Interrupters' Ameena Matthews speaks about Ceasefire Chicago, the documentary “The Interrupters,” and how her Islamic faith influences her work.  For more information visit, the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Friday, March 2, 2012 12:00 am

Tivoli Turnhalle Ballroom - University of Colorado Denver
900 Auraria Pkwy
Denver, CO

Interrupter Ameena Matthews is the keynote speaker for the University of Colorado Denver's 16th Annual Women's Leadership Conference.  Registration Fee is $5 Students, $10 Faculty and Staff, $15 Community member. Register here.  The event is sponsored by MSCD Institute for Women’s Studies and Services, CCD Office of Student Life, UCD Office of Student Life, and MSCD Office of Student Activities.  

Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:00 am

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street
Chicago, IL

The Interrupters screens at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center at 10:30 AM.  This special Eat & Greet with Ameena Matthews is $25 and the proceeds will go to high risk youth in the Greater Grand Crossing and Englewood Community.  For more information, please visit the Masjid Al-Hafeez website.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:00 pm


On Tuesday, February 14 from 10-10:30 pm, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight will host a special panel discussion immediately following the U.S. television premiere of The Interrupters. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carol Marin and Chicago Tonight's Phil Ponce will host the segment, which is produced by Emmy winner Jay Shefsky.

Carol Marin will talk with Ameena Matthews, Eddie Bocanegra, and Cobe Williams about CeaseFire and violence intervention. Then, Phil Ponce talks to former Chicago police superintendent Jody Weis and CeaseFire leader Tio Hardiman about CeaseFire’s relationship with the police. Ponce will also talk to Kartemquin Films producer/director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) about the making of The Interrupters and about the film’s impact on the community.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:00 pm

Following the PBS Frontline broadcast of The Interrupters on February 14th at 9pm ET / 8 CT, join the film's producers Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz and violence interrupters Eddie Bocanegra and Ameena Matthews for a live chat at 1pm ET / 12pm CT. More participants from the film may also be joining us - watch this space!


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