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We’d like to invite you to attend the premiere showing of a documentary by Chicagoan Myra Richardson entitled “Dying to Teach: The Killing of Mary Eve Thorson.” 

The film tells the story of Mary Eve Thorson, a 32-year-old elementary gym teacher in Ford Heights District 169 who took her life on Thanksgiving Day 2011.  A Jan. 1 Chicago Tribune article on Ms. Thorsen refers to her note in which she tells of her frustration with the district’s school leaders, lack of resources, and lack of respect for teachers. 

A reception follows the film with live music and refreshments in celebration of teachers. Tickets are $8. Proceeds will go to Thorsen’s parents, who intend to use the money to help students in need.

“Dying to Teach: The Killing of Mary Eve Thorson”
June 30 at 4 pm
Beverly Arts Center
111th & Western Ave.
Tickets $8
Reception follows.