On Thanksgiving Day, 2011, Mary Eve Thorson stood in front of a moving semi-truck and ended her life.

What happened to cause a gifted and well-loved teacher to commit such a public and brutal act?

This documentary will focus on the chain of events which led to Mary's death, and provoked teachers in District 169 and throughout the state of Illinois, to speak out in horror and shame.

A Documentary Film, by Myra Richardson

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Film Premiere, followed by Special Celebration for Mary and Teachers, will be June 30th, from 4p.m. to 9 p.m. on a Saturday. There will be refreshments, musicians, a raffle, buttons, wristbands, and everything necessary to promote solidarity among Teachers! This is A MOVEMENT FOR MARY!

Performers for the event will be: Dylan Lloyd, Christopher & Geoffery Lacina, Pat Lyons,
Joyce Renee Walker (ISSUES & ARTISTS), Tanya D. Truth, Maurice Hubbard & Conor Fagen
Blaq Ice, Enjoi Love, Don Red Rah Thomas, Skyy Moore, Leonard Mitchell Jr., Big Hen Johnson,
Darrell Gibbs, Derrick Gibbs and Layla Chanel, Photographer (Windy City Mamarazzi)

* Tickets will be available for purchase on-line at the Beverly Arts Center on May 18th! Click here to purchase tickets!