Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am

Wealthy Street Theatre
1130 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
The Interrupters screens at Grand Rapid, MI's Wealthy Street Theatre. Following the screening, stay for a panel conversation featuring Commissioner Ruth Kelly, Reverend Jerry Bishop, School board member Raynard Ross, and special guest, violence interrupter Cobe Williams. For more information visit the event's Facebook page.

CeaseFire is now Cure Violence

CeaseFire, the Chicago organization profiled in the award-winning Kartemquin documentary The Interrupters, will now be known as Cure Violence.

A new blog post and video from founder and executive director Gary Slutkin explain the re-branding as part of an effort to create "a movement of people who understand violence is a disease." You can find more information at www.cureviolence.org.

The move reflects the increased global focus of the organization and wider acceptance of their strategy for treating violence as a disease, something which the success of The Interrupters has helped spread. Read more about the film's impact so far.


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 www.RadioIslam.com.

Chicago Gives $1 Million To CeaseFire To Curb Violence

For the first time since the program's inception, CeaseFire will receive funding from the City of Chicago.  After weeks of negotiations with the city’s top brass and police officials, CeaseFire and the City of Chicago announced that $1 million will go to expanding the program in Chicago’s Grand-Crossing and Ogden districts.  Until now, CeaseFire has depended upon state, federal and private aid in order to operate, but Tuesday’s historic announcement signals the start of a partnership between Chicago Police and CeaseFire.




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