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Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2:00 pm

FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence – Screening & Discussion

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre
78 E. Washington Street in Chicago

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Join us at the Chicago Cultural Center for a screening and discussion of the new WTTW initiative FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence. Following the screening, producer and director Dan Protess will talk with two of the subjects of the documentary series – Reality Allah, an outreach worker for READI Chicago; and Noemi Martinez, a Community of Survivors Manager with Chicago Survivors.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00 pm (5:30 check-in)

FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence – Screening & Discussion

Kennedy-King College
U Building, Theater
740 West 63rd Street in Chicago

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Join us at Kennedy-King College for a screening and discussion of the new WTTW initiative FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence. Come for a behind-the-scenes look at this new 15-episode digital series, and meet the people who are working on the front lines of violence prevention in Englewood and Auburn Gresham. Following the screening, producer and director Dan Protess will talk with two of subjects of the documentary series – Reality Allah, an outreach worker for READI Chicago and Dameka Edwards-Hart who became a Community Health Worker for the CHICAGO Plan and the University of Illinois at Chicago in June 2015 (Dameka and her daughter India are featured in the series). Dan will also talk to Vaughn Bryant is Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services’ Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) Initiative and Christa Hamilton, CEO, The Centers for New Horizons, Inc., is committed to working with community members and partners to strengthen community protective factors.


Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:00 pm (5:30 check-in)

FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence – Screening & Discussion

Malcolm X College - Auditorium
1900 W Jackson Blvd. in Chicago

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It has become a well-worn trope: a grieving parent, too distraught to find the words to describe her child’s murder. But in this new series, parents find real power in their voices, to articulate what life has been like in the months and years after the murder – or incarceration – of their children.

Come for a behind-the-scenes look at this new documentary, after which producer and director Dan Protess will talk with Chris Patterson, Director of Programs for Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, and three parents who are featured in the FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence digital series and Talks series – Julie Anderson, Outreach Coordinator for Restore Justice and a mother whose eldest son Eric, then a 15-year-old gang member, shot at a van carrying rival gang members; Noemi Martinez, whose son Andy was murdered 15 years ago, and has now dedicated her life to helping her fellow survivors; and Lisa Daniels, an advocate, leader, and speaker in the field of restorative justice who helps individuals and families find healing in the aftermath of violence and crime.