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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WUWM 89.7FM will host Milwaukee filmmaker Aaron Johnson for a screening of his award-winning film “Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge” on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Lubar Center at the Law School. A panel discussion with Milwaukee area mental health leaders will follow.
“Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge” is an animated documentary that explores the issues of Milwaukee’s landmark bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews. The film highlights how small gestures and human connections can save a person’s life. The film has been shown at 36 film festivals, played in six countries and won 14 awards.
- Martina Gollin-Graves, president/CEO of Mental Health America, Wisconsin chapter
- Michael Zebrowski, director of the Marquette University Counseling Center
- Walter Lanier, Milwaukee County Mental Health Board; MIRACLE Mental Health Ministry (founder and leader); pastor of the Progressive Baptist Church of Milwaukee
- Amy Lovell, founder of RedGen, a metro Milwaukee mental health advocacy group; co-founder of the SWIM (Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee) trauma-responsive coalition.
- Moderator: Mitch Teich, executive producer of WUWM’s “Lake Effect”
This event is sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Ideas Lab, Marquette University and WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR. This event is free to the public, but registration is required. Paid parking is available in Marquette’s garage at 13th and Wells Streets.