Saving Chicago Block by Block

If violence is a disease, then you can curtail the disease, right?

And if you can do it block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, you can stem the outbreak.

But how do you do it?

An investigative reporting team of five Chicago High School students have been looking into how several communities treat crime as a public health hazard, and how they’ve fought its spread.

They will talk about what they found on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 5:30 pm at the Music Center Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan Ave., Columbia College.

Why is this important?

Because it is a chance to hear youths talk about what works in neighborhoods that work together; about how folks use e-blasts and their Internet to connect and warn each other; about how block clubs work to heal and rebuild.

The town hall event, “Don’t Shoot, I Must Grow Up,” will bring together professionals and community activists as well to share their thoughts and suggestions.

Amid the flood of heartbreaking news and of news stories driven by what police and city officials have to say, here’s a chance to hear youngsters talk about making their futures.

I wouldn’t miss it if you care.

This is another event from the Columbia Links journalism and news literacy program at Columbia College




Written by on November 2, 2012

Filed Under: Community Cooperation


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