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Violence prevention; Film as a catalyst for social change

By Reading FilmFEST

Apr 22, 2022

Join community leaders for an important and timely conversation with special guest JW Cortés, on violence prevention and how film can be used as a catalyst for social change. The Berks County high school student film competition, Five Minute FilmFEST, award ceremony will follow the discussion.

Mr. Cortés is a Marine combat veteran and full-time New York State Police Officer, turned actor, singer, and philanthropist. He is best known for his role as ‘Detective Carlos Alvarez’ on the hit series Gotham. Cortés is the first actor in history to portray the iconic comic book character in television and film. In addition, he is a recognized motivational speaker for youth, providing encouragement for rejecting violence and drugs, embracing education, and encouraging students to follow their dreams.

DATE: Thursday, April 28th

TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Miller Center for the Arts 4 N. 2nd St, Reading, PA

Free to enter.

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Únase a la comunidad para una importante y oportuna conversación con nuestro invitado especial, JW Cortés, quién hablará sobre la prevención de la violencia y del cine como catalizador de cambio social. La ceremonia de entrega de premios Five Minute FilmFEST para estudiantes de secundaria de Berks seguirá al debate.

El Sr. Cortés es un veterano de combate de la Marina y un oficial de policía del estado de Nueva York que ahora se dedica a la actuación, la música y la filantropía. Es famoso por su papel como ‘Detective Carlos Alvarez’ en la exitosa serie Gotham. Cortés es el primer actor de la historia en interpretar al icónico personaje de cómic en televisión y en cine. Además, es un reconocido orador motivacional para la juventud, a la que anima a rechazar la violencia y las drogas y a seguir con su educación y sus sueños.

Fecha: Jueves 28 de Abril.

Hora: De 6:00 a 8:00 de la tarde.

Lugar: Miller Center for the Arts 4 N. 2nd St, Reading, PA

Entrada gratuita.

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