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See provocative documentaries that address important issues impacting our community. Engage with Lawrence students who produced these short films and add your own perspective. Meet Emmy-winning documentary film maker Catherine Tatge, founder of the Civic Life Project. It will be an evening you won’t soon forget.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Center Stage Theater (In the Celebration Room)
1665 Quincy Ave
Ste 131
Naperville, IL 60540
Driving directions


Before Bars
The story of disproportionate imprisonment of minorities
Presented by Logan Beskoon




Labeled for Life
The life-long impact on a teenage sex offender
Presented by Cynthia Tobias





Domestic Violence and Schools
The effects of domestic violence on students’ performance at school
Presented by Jaime Gonzalez






The Civic Life Project is an innovative educational tool created by award-winning documentary filmmaker and 1972 Lawrence graduate Catherine Tatge and her husband, Dominique Lasseur. It is designed to challenge students to learn about civics and democracy in a unique way, discover more about the community in which they reside and find their own individual voices through the creation of documentary videos.

Topics for the videos grew out of conversations Tatge and her students conducted with numerous community leaders to identify issues of local concern. Three-member teams of Lawrence students shared roles of writer, editor, producer, director and videographer in creating the documentaries.



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