Eddie Bocanegra is a man who gets little rest. While the world was introduced to him as a ‘violence interrupter’, Eddie has stayed busy as a student, a teacher, an advocate for ex-offenders, an accomplished artist and as a mentor. This summer, Eddie in collaboration with the National Museum of Mexican Art, The Interrupters Outreach Team and several other Chicago youth art organizations will challenge Chicago youth to “Stop The Violence With Art.” The summer-long initiative is a call-out to Chicago teens to create pieces of
The Interrupters screens at Chicago's National Museum of Mexican Art. The screening and special panel with interrupter Eddie Bocanegra kicks off the "Stop the Violence With Art" Youth Exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art that will run through September 2012. Stay tuned for more information.
A one day art expo at Chicago's Hancock High School - featuring scenes from The Interrupters and a Q&A with Eddie Bocanegra. More information to be announced.
The Interrupters screens in Palos Hills, IL at the Amos Alonzo Stagg Performing Arts Center at 3 PM. The free screening is presented by Mas Chicago and Uniting America. For more information or to RSVP, check out Mas Chicago.
The Interrupters screens at University of Illinois Chicago. Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a screening of The Interrupters followed by an audience discussion with featured Ceasefire violence interrupters Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra. For more details, please visit the UIC Latino Cultural Center facebook page.
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.
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!