Panel discussion and Q&A to follow screening. 

The Choose Hope series takes viewers to the neighborhoods working for a better Chicago and introduces the people working on the frontlines of our greatest challenges. They save lives and dreams whilewe work towards change. In the face of darkness, they choose hope through action.

Panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by
Mary Stonor Saunders, Executive Director of Strides of Peace

Meet the Filmmakers:

  • Brandi Reed, LSHY Media
  • Patrick Mulvey, 5 x 12 Films

Community Leaders: Choosing Hope Through Action

  • Dimitri Hepburn, Producer, Complicating the Narrative Podcast, ConTextos (South & West sides)
  • Philip Jackson, CEO and Founder, Firehouse Community Arts Center (North Lawndale)
  • Jennifer Maddox, Founder and Executive Director, Future Ties (Greater Grand Crossing)
  • Zorbari Nwidor, Senior Program Staff, Chicago Adventure Therapy (South & West sides)
  • Anthony Wright, Founder and Executive Director Ring of Hope (Greater Grand Crossing) 

Please reach out to with any questions.