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The Interrupters: Film and Discussion on Poverty and Racism

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Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 4th Street

San Rafael, CA 94901

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Thursday evening, January 25, 2018 (This event launches a quarterly series)

5:30 Drinks and hors d'oeuvres with the filmmaker for VIP ticket holders

6:00 Showing of The Interrupters, documentary film on African American poverty, violence and health

8:00 Discussion with Alex Kotlowitz, renowned journalist and filmmaker

Discussion on Poverty and Racism

Ta-Nehisi Coates interviewed Alex Kotlowitz, whom he describes as "One of our great American journalists." An award-winning journalist and bestselling author, our guest this evening is recognized for his unflinching portrayal of race and poverty in America. For over 25 years, Kotlowitz has brought his trademark empathy and on-the-ground reporting to many forms of media—including the nonfiction classics There Are No Children Here and The Other Side of the River.

The Interrupters is an examination of the stubborn persistence of urban violence, and tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities. Shot over the course of a year that includes the brutal, videotaped beating of a Chicago High School student. The film's main subjects' work for an innovative organization that believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source.

Produced by Kotlowitz in partnership with Hoop Dreams director Steve James, this critically acclaimed documentary won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. His 1991 book, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, garnered national recognition for its compassionate and unflinching portrait of Pharoah and Lafeyette Rivers and their lives growing up in a public housing project.

This Event is a Fundraiser for Health Equity in Marin

Marin City Health and Wellness Center provides medical, dental, behavioral health, recovery, pediatric and maternal health care, midwifery and childbirth services, and preventative behavioral health programs for youth. Proceeds from this event support renovation of our newly purchased building in Marin City!

Social Determinants of Health mean that a patient’s zip code has a greater impact on well-being than their genetic code – poverty and illness are directly correlated, as are wealth and health. When young people live in trauma, they are more likely to struggle in school and have chronic illness later in life (such as depression, diabetes and cardiovascular disease). MCHWC youth programs like the summer Quality of Life Road Trip, The Defenders, Girl Power, and the Marin City Academy of Health & Wellness High School support Black teen boys and girls. For more information, please visit us at MarinCityClinic.org or MarinBirth.org or contact us at info@marincityclinic.org.


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