Rethinking and Deconstructing Violence with Youth

New Resource: The Interrupters Community Discussion Guide

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From Kartemquin Films:

Now available for community screenings, schools, Interrupters House Parties and for all Interrupters outreach events is The Interrupters Community Discussion Guide (PDF download).

Created for Kartemquin by The Interrupters Community Engagement Media Consultants Sonya Childress and L. Anton Seals Jr., the guide is designed to engage audiences and communities – young people in particular – in reflection and discussion around the issues in the film. Whether you use excerpts or the entire film, your screening can be a springboard for dialogue or the centerpiece of a strategic community action plan around violence. While there are many ways to use the film, you might use a screening to:

• Highlight successful examples of local violence prevention efforts
• Help audiences explore the historical context and root causes of urban violence
• Brainstorm creative approaches for interrupting the cycle of retaliatory violence
• Encourage young people to reflect on the choices they make and their role as change-agents in their communities

The guide features:

  • Character Profiles
  • Discussion Questions
  • Statistics on violence, resources on violence prevention
  • Suggestions on “5 Things You Can Do Today” to help interrupt violence

You may also want to use the guide in conjunction with www.InterruptViolence.com, a new interactive outreach website for the film.


Author: rootsofviolence

This is a blog by Project NIA for our Exploring the Roots of Violence initiative.

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