The current installment of the COEC began meeting in 2007.

We are currently on a "break," for no particular reason, and many little reasons - mostly pertaining to life circumstances. If anyone is interested in calling a meeting, feel free to post on the blog, join the google group (see link below) and send an email, or contact either Nancy (nancykj10@yahoo.com) or Jesse (schroeder.jesse@gmail.com) for more information.

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Community Ice Cream

Hi everyone -

We will be meeting Saturday evening, 6:30 pm, at Jeni's Ice Cream in German Village (corner of Mohawk and Whittier by the Brown Bag Deli). We'll get some ice cream, and then walk to Schiller Park to relax and catch up.

If you are a little late and are coming to the park, look for the Schroeder's with Aleli in the stroller, and our little Shih Tzu dog Darsi :)

Feel free to bring your dog if you have one, a ball and glove, or any other fun park activity. Hopefully it will be a nice evening.


From Julia:

Hey all,

So the movie has been chosen. We are officially going to be watching The Interrupters tomorrow evening at Nick's place 299 East 9th Ave. I was thinking about meeting at 7pm but let me know if that's too early for anyone.  I'm really looking forward to watching it especially since this movie has influenced a few programs that our own(Nick, Chris and I) neighborhood has talked about starting. My cell is 937 572 2751. Could someone post this to the blog too?

Here is the description:
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn, persistence of violence in our cities. Shot over the course of a year out of Kartemquin Films, The Interrupters captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape. The film's main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire, which believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected... Written by Kartemquin Films  

And here is the link to the trailer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1319744/

Really looking forward to watching and discussing this acclaimed work tomorrow night!