Local Action to End City-Wide Violence

In November here at Overflow, we're providing the opportunity for some local action to end violence in Chicago, city-wide.  Here's what's happening and how you can join us:

Film Screening - The Interrupters
Tuesday, November 8, 7pm 
Increase your awareness of what's happening by viewing The Interrupters - a Chicago-based documentary.  Cobe Williams, one the stars of the film will be here!  Scroll down to the next blog post for the full details.  Click here to reserve your seat.  Tickets are also available at the door while seating lasts.

Ethos - Party for Peace
Thursday, November 19, 7 to 10pm 
Show your support for ending violence by attending Ethos - Party for Peace. A portion of tickets and sales during the event will support Cease Fire Chicago. We'll also have DJ Toxxic spinning. Tickets are $6.  Purchase tickets in advance here.  Tickets are also available at the door.

Click here and invite your Facebook friends to join you.

Every city needs its heroes.

See some of Chicago's heroes in action at our screening of 
The Interrupters
November 8th at 7pm
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities. Shot over the course of a year out of Kartemquin Films, The Interrupters captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape.

Watch the trailer here: http://kartemquin.com/films/the-interrupters

An after-screening discussion will be hosted by Josh Larsen, former film critic for Sun-Times Media.

$8 per ticket
2 tickets for $13
$5 Student rate
$5 for children ages 7 to 17
Purchase in advance here: http://conta.cc/uah2ak

For you skeptics out there, Overflow has a large auditorium in our building with a complete sound and projection system. We'll be watching the film there and having the post-screening discussion in the coffee bar space. This will be a high-quality production. :)

This Weekend at Overflow!

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