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Written by on June 21, 2013

Solutions Now

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We can report on who gets killed and where. But how do we report on what stops the violence?

These were the questions posed at a reporters workshop, June 11th, held at at 618 South Michigan, Stage Two, Columbia College; hosted by Community Media Workshop and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth (SCY); and moderated by Natalie Moore, WBEZ’s South Side Bureau chief.

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Written by on June 14, 2013

Bridging communities, standing up together

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When We work alone, we suffer alone. When we work together, we all benefit. Cuando vivimos solos, sufrimos solos. Trabajamos juntos, todos nos beneficiamos. That’s the message of this meeting and this video produce by Free Spirit Media’s talented young videographers. It’s from a meeting our our We Are Not Alone/ No Estamos Solos campaign […]

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Written by on September 21, 2011

A Poem Written About a Meeting about Transcending Violence

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We met this week one day in Bronzeville and talked about youth violence, about standing up to it, about not being branded and stereotyped by it, about surviving the wounds and being a hero, a good neighbor, a conscience and about the many good souls who never get enough praise or enough handshakes. It was […]

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Written by on June 30, 2011

Speaking out for the good community – We Are Not Alone

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We were talking about speaking up, speaking out, speaking about what you think is right when the crowd might not agree. We – me and group of high schoolers, most of them African-American, one Latina – were kicking around this and other ideas that fit together. One girl said it isn’t so easy to speak […]

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Written by on March 20, 2011

We are not alone: Images of Hope

Photos and stories by Carlos Javier Ortiz Members of the bright star church in Chicago released balloons in memory of teenage victims of gun violence throughout the city. Many members of bright star gather often to pray in front of high schools that are threatened with gun violence, neighborhood violence and gang violence. The church […]

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Written by on November 10, 2010