Monday, March 21, 2011

Only 7 More Days to Submit to the Media Contest!

Deadline: March 28th
There is only one week left to get your submissions in for the S.O.S. Multimedia Contest. Your art can help save a life and add to our public education campaign in Crown Heights. For full details, see the "Media Contest" tab at the top of the blog.
If joining the anti-gun violence movement isn't enough motivation to get you to submit, there are also cash prizes in each of the categories and your work will be displayed all over Crown Heights.
Please contact us with any questions or to talk through an idea for a submission. 718-773-6886 or mweiss@crownheights.org.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Upcoming Ceasefire Documentary: The Interruptors

One of the most innovative aspects of Ceasefire, borrowing heavily on strategies from the public health field, is the use of "violence interruptors."  A recently released, Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, documentary takes a closer look:

"From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, 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."
View the trailer for the documentary below: