Cure Violence

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

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.

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