Strides for Peace Press Releases
November 29, 2020
The Gene Siskel Film Center and Strides for Peace Announce A Special Free Film Screening of the Choose Hope Film Series
Featuring 10 Chicago Community Organizations on the Frontlines of Covid-19, Racial Injustice and Rising Gun Violence.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:30 – 9:00PM
The summer of 2020 was like no other. Meet the people who Choose Hope, no matter the odds.
In response to the need to social distance during an unprecedented time of change and disruption, Strides for Peace launched the Choose Hope film series to transport viewers to the frontlines of Chicago communities facing the greatest challenges, to provide a window into what was happening on the ground and to introduce the hidden heroes who choose hope, no matter the odds.
Join a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by
Mary Stonor Saunders, Executive Director of Strides of Peace
Meet the Filmmakers: Filming During Lockdown
Brandi Reed, LSHY Media
Patrick Mulvey and Andrew Ramsay, 5 x 12 Films
Community Leaders: Choosing Hope No Matter the Odds
Franklin Cosey-Gay, Executive Director of University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration’s Center for Youth Violence Prevention, will help lead the discussion
Matt DeMateo, Executive Director, New Life Centers of Chicagoland (Little Village)
Diane Latiker, Founder and Executive Director, Kids Off the Block (Roseland)
Autry Phillips, Executive Director Target Area Development Corp (Englewood)
BUILD (Austin and Humboldt Park), The BASE Chicago (Garfield Park), C.H.A.M.P.S. (Greater Grand Crossing), I Grow Chicago (Englewood), Kids Off the Block (Roseland), Mothers Against Street Shooters (Englewood), New Life Centers (Little Village), Paving the Way (Washington Park), Target Area Development Corp (Englewood), West Town Bikes (Humboldt Park)
This event is free, but you must PRE-ORDER tickets to join. Visit https://www.stridesforpeace.org/ or go to https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/strides-peaces-choose-hope-film-screening for details and to register
About Strides for Peace: Founded in 2014, Strides for Peace is dedicated to increasing collective impact of nonprofits working to end gun violence and create a stronger Chicago where all can thrive, free from the fear if gun violence. To that end, we work to empower existing community organizations, promote collaboration and amplify solution-driven dialogue of those on the front lines of ending gun violence.
About the Gene Siskel Film Center: The Film Center’s programming includes annual film festivals that celebrate diversevoices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful, provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists.
Bringing together an unprecedented 80+ non-profit, academic, arts, health care and civic organizations to raise funds and awareness for community organizations working towards a Chicago where all can thrive.
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