Killing America Screening – Chicago

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Sunday, April 21st at 4:00 PM

LIVE EVENT – AMC Northbrook Court | Chicago, Illinois

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Eli Steele screens his latest groundbreaking documentary, Killing America at
AMC Northbrook Court. Subjects in the documentary will be available for a panel discussion at 5:00 pm after the 40-minute film. 

The film exposes the explosion of antisemitism and racial hate that has permeated California’s schools and chronicles the experience of public-school communities in the wake of the October 7th attack on Israel by Hamas.

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Eli Steele

Eli Steele

Director

An award-winning filmmaker, Steele makes provocative films about American society, “Killing America” is his latest documentary. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College and Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, Steele’s career highlights include “What Killed Michael Brown?” “How Jack Became Black,” “What’s Bugging Seth,” winner of ten film festivals, and “Katrina,” an MTV Network pilot which won him the Breakthrough Filmmakers Award. Steele has written for publications ranging from LA Times, Newsweek, Fox, to Commentary Magazine.

Diana Blum

Diana Blum

Featured in the documentary

Dr. Blum, a board-certified neurologist, earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her Neurology Residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. During the pandemic, she observed an illiberal ideology prevailing in her children’s suburban school curriculum. Dr. Blum advocates for a value-centered identity, emphasizing an inquisitive mindset and compassion. She also champions the use of a “dignity lens”, as highlighted in the book “Empowered Humanity Theory,” for which she authored the forward.

Christine Linnenbach

Christine Linnenbach

Featured in the documentary

Linnenbach holds dual B.A. degrees in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Field Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and for many years worked as a public defender in Sacramento County enforcing the constitutional rights of her clients.  Linnenbach was recognized as a San Francisco Bay Area Local Hero for her public interest work. She led successful litigation that challenged the San Francisco Board of Education’s 2021 decision to implement lottery admissions at Lowell High School which previously had merit-based admission requirements. 

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

Featured in the documentary

A passionate advocate of the free expression of ideas, Bernstein is Founder and CEO of JILV and past President and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and former executive director of the David Project.  He is the author of “Woke Antisemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews.”

Pastor Corey Brooks

Pastor Corey Brooks

Special Guest

Pastor Brooks is a visionary leader committed to eradicating violence and transforming lives in Chicago’s South Side. He serves as the founder and Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago and the CEO of Project H.O.O.D. Communities Development Corporation.

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Moderator: Josh Weiner

Josh is the Chief Marketing and Development Officer of JILV and a longtime Higland Park resident.