December 5, 2011 1:53 pm
The Interrupters returns to the City of Brotherly Love for a free community screening on Monday, December 5th, 7pm, at Philadelphia's Pearl Theatre. The event is generously sponsored by Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter, Temple University and the Mayor's Commission on African American Males. This screening is anticipated to bring together a myriad of the city’s organizations from the Philadelphia CeaseFire to the youth-led dance troupe, The Dollar Boyz. The event’s coordinator, Erica Atwood, a Specialist with the Mayor’s Office of External Affairs & Community Engagement, anticipates a capacity crowd with over 200 RSVPs being claimed three days before the event.
Speaking on the post-screening Q&A panel about his own experiences will be Brandon Jones, an outreach worker with Philadelphia CeaseFire, an affiliate of CeaseFire Chicago, the organization featured in The Interrupters. Jones will talk about how CeaseFire operates and what is being done at the local level to end street violence in Philadelphia.
The post-screening Q&A panel will also be made up of some of the city’s youth organizations – The Youth Violence Reduction Partnership and Nu Sigma Youth Services - as the event promises to be thought-provoking and invite discussion of how Philadelphia has continued to deal with the problems of violence. It is Mayor Nutter’s goal that the screening makes a difference in the lives of Philadelphia’s Youth. Nutter hopes that the event will inspire those in attendance to, “become an interrupter in [their] everyday lives.”
For more info, visit: http://phillyinterrupters.eventbrite.com/