Thursday, November 16, 2006

Alex Kotlowitz and Steve James visit Breakthrough

We were privileged today at Breakthrough to spend several hours with Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here, and Steve James, the director of the movie, Hoop Dreams. They have done a lot to bring the stories of inner city youth to a wide audience. They spoke of their joys and struggles of following the stories of the lives of youth and their families through the many challenges and hardships of their lives. They challenged us to continue to tell stories from our neighborhood that will bring attention to the heroism and the issues of justice that we see day to day. We filmed the discussion and will be making segments of their thoughts available in a podcast in the near future.

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