Roundtable Breakfast - AMEENA MATTHEWS from The Interrupters

  • Thu, October 06, 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 9:59 AM
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue (at West 59th Street), Room 630, NYC

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The Association for Conflict Resolution
of Greater New York


and

The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium
at John Jay College

present



AMEENA MATTHEWS
CeaseFire 

featured in The Interrupters
and winner of
 NY Peace Institute's Get in the Middle Medal 
and

AMY ELLENBOGEN
Crown Heights Mediation Center
Save Our Streets Program

 
Monthly NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast


 “In Steve James’ new documentary, “The Interrupters” produced by writer Alex Kotlowitz," writes IndieWIRE reporter Bryce Renninger, "one woman strikes the viewer as so incredibly genuine, so effectively focused on making change in the streets, it is impossible to watch her on screen without getting chills.  Ameena Matthews is a reformed woman from a checkered past; her father is Jeff Fort, a notorious Chicago gang leader and she herself was involved with a drug ring.  After finding love, children, and faith in her Muslim family, Ameena joined the Chicago group of gang violence “interrupters,” CeaseFire, in taking violence protection to the streets--literally.

Many NY dispute resolvers have seen the film. Most know about the film. Now, at the next NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast, you can meet Ameena Matthews as well as a group of New York Interrupters from the Save Our Streets program sponsored by the Crown Heights Mediation Center and led by Amy Ellenbogen.

These two women and their colleagues have direct answers to that question we dispute resolvers frequently ask in the face of ongoing conflict, “What can we do?”

 
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