Thursday, February 19, 2009

We're hosting a screening organized by Public Allies/Stand Together Milwaukee.

We need your help bringing local youth to the screening!

When: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 6 pm
What: Sceening of Dear Rita, followed by a community art project led by Artists Working in Education(AWE).

Dear Rita is a personal story from Milwaukee focused on the pain of losing a family member to gun violence. This is the first in a series of New Moon Productions and community discussions presented under the tile Guns, Grief and Grace in America that take an in-depth look at gun violence in America, viewed through the diverse lenses of local, state and national communities.

Stand Together Milwaukee (STM) and Public Allies Milwaukee (PA) joined together to facilitate these discussions. Through collaborative efforts, Public Allies Milwaukee and Stand Together Milwaukee chose to facilitate the screenings and discussions because of its shared commitment to local communities. STM and PA are working to build a strong movement of change to Milwaukee neighborhoods.

The purpose of The Community Engagement Campaign is to raise public awareness of the impact gun violence continues to have on our community every day. These films and discussions are unique because they look beyond gun legislation and focus on gun violence as a Public Health Issue. Come and connect with a network of professionals and individuals in Milwaukee committed to engaging the community, and working together to reduce gun violence.

If you know high schoolers living around Walker's Point, South Side and Bay View, please encourage them to come!

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