Events | Apart: A WTTW Community Screening and Discussion

Apart: A WTTW Community Screening and Discussion


Thu, February 17, 2022
4:00 PM



WTTW believes in the power of WTTW and PBS documentaries to engage communities in dialogue around the most important social and cultural issues of our time.

Join WTTW and Illinois Humanities at 4:00 pm CT on Thursday, February 17 for Apart, a new film in the Independent Lens series. This intimate portrait examines the impact of America’s war on drugs through the stories of three mothers attempting to rebuild lives derailed by drugs and prison. As Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda prepare to rejoin their families after years of incarceration, they enter an innovative program in Cleveland, Ohio where they lean on each other and mentors who have also been in prison. With the hope of redemption on the horizon, the women work to regain the trust of their children and combat stigmas associated with people who have been incarcerated.

Sylvia Ewing, who serves as Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Outreach Director at Elevate Energy and can also be seen on WTTW and around the country as an on-air television host, will moderate a virtual conversation with a panel that includes Reuben Jonathan Miller - Associate Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice at the University of Chicago; Meredith Nnoka - Illinois Humanities Envisioning Justice Fellow; and Colette Payne - Director of the Women’s Justice Institute Reclamation Project.

Apart premieres on all WTTW platforms on Monday, February 21 at 10:00 pm CT.

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