Watch how we can stop the killing: See “The Interrupters,” open to all at 6 p.m. tonight at Temple University

Watching “The Interrupters” will make you cry, but it will also empower you with an understanding of how public health intervention strategies can dramatically reduce gun violence.
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed. More about the film: http://interrupters.kartemquin.com/about

The Gun Crisis Reporting Project was founded last year, shortly after two us of saw “The Interrupters” in Philadelphia at a workshop on covering youth violence, organized by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, where we have also studied.

The film illustrates the Cure Violence model, which treats violence like a an contagious epidemic, which will spread if not treated. The practices are implemented locally by Philadelphia Ceasefire.

Tonight’s screening at Temple University is open to all, beginning at 6 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 14.

Anderson Hall is on the east side of temple University’s main campus North Philadelphia, between 11th and 12 Streets, and north of Montgomery Avenue and South of Polett Walk:

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