Eddie Bocanegra

Violence Interrupter
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Eddie Bocanegra has been a violence interrupter for the past two years. He spent 14 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 17. He's presently working towards his social work degree at Northeastern University. In addition to his work with CeaseFire, Eddie has started a therapeutic support group for mothers who have lost children to violence and teaches art in the schools and in summer programs run by Enlace Chicago, the neighborhood where he grew up.

Past Events

Wednesday, Oct 12 2011

6 PM

Cultural revolutions, modern day slavery, gang violence, and disease outbreak. Regardless of the subject each of our featured filmmakers chose to... read more
2 hours | Talk | Gene Siskel Film Center

Thursday, Oct 13 2011

12 PM

How easy it is for good guys to turn bad? Extraordinary individuals examine the characteristics of good and evil and how we, too, can become heroes.
2 hours | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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