“Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge” to be screened and discussed at Marquette University on April 4

April 1, 2019

MILWAUKEE – 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 April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School 1215 W Michigan St.  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.

The panelists for the discussion are:

  • 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; cofounder of the Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee trauma-responsive coalition.
  • Moderator: Mitch Teich: WUWM Executive Producer of “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.

Media interested in attending should contact Lynn Sheka, senior director of university communication, at
lynn.sheka@marquette.eduor 414.288.4719.

About Anne Broeker

Anne Broeker

Anne is a communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Anne at (414) 288-7536 or anne.broeker@marquette.edu.