Screening of "Newtown"

Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington Street
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
An aerial photo of Newtown, Conn.

The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring a free screening of Newtown on Friday, March 3 at the Englert Theatre. The screening begins at 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m.

Newtown chronicles the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of school children in American history: a shooting that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

This award-winning documentary will be screened for the first time in Iowa at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City. Following the screening, a panel consisting of representatives of the UI Police, the UI Threat Assessment Team and Iowa City Community School District will take part in a discussion of effective violence prevention strategies.

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