October 29 – Anti-Violence Media Forum in Chicago

Raise your voice against violence in Chicago at a media forum hosted by Community Media Workshop. Journalists, community voices and students will gather at this FREE EVENT on Tuesday October 29, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Columbia College Chicago, 33 East Congress, Room 101 (Click here for map).  Join moderator Natalie Moore, WBEZ Reporter, in […]

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Chicago and the Tragedy of Urban Violence

Guest post by Jennifer Wolan, Community Media Workshop New Media Intern Ebony refuses to call Chicago “Chi-raq.” The Johnson Publishing Company, based in Chicago, has had enough of the 508 murders that have taken place in 2012 alone–and they’re taking action. Despite mainstream media only covering the murders themselves, Ebony claims that “this is not […]

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Solutions Now

[View the story “Violence’s Solutions: Reporters workshop” on Storify]

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Youth Violence and Media Conference Recap

It is so important to address the issue of violence in order to take steps to end it. On June 28, 2012, representatives from nonprofits throughout the city of Chicago told their story of how they deal with violence in their respective communities to Chicago media – from major outlets like The Sun-Times to youth […]

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To the Next Mayor of Chicago: How to Get Past Sound Bites and End the Violence

A Message to the next Mayor of Chicago by Ceasefire Director of Illinois Tio Hardiman, original posted on the Huffington Post This month, as Chicago’s mayoral candidates throw their hat in the ring, there is one issue that will most likely get a lot of attention: violence. It is no surprise. Crime is always a […]

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Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament brings neighborhoods together to stand against violence

From our friends at the Chicago Crusader Community tournament is one of many programs promoting nonviolent alternatives The best basketball teams from 10 different Chicago neighborhoods competed in the fourth annual Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament to not only showcase their athletic skills, but demonstrate how a positive competitive outlet for youth can promote […]

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We are not Alone by Ashmar Mandou

From our friends at the Bi-lingual Lawndale News In an effort to strengthen awareness of anti-violence initiatives across the city of Chicago, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) has partnered with Community Media Workshop and Chicago’s Ethnic Media to introduce the ‘We Are Not Alone-No Estamos Solos,’ campaign during a press conference on Wednesday […]

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Buscan combatir violencia racial

Univision Coverage of our November 10th press conference can be found on their website. Check out the video here

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United Way Helps Latino and African American Media Move Away From Violence

From our friends at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Too often, our media outlets focus on the harsh, heart-breaking stories about our communities and youth being torn apart by violence, especially in our African American and Latino communities. Do happy stories exist? Are violent stories more news-worthy? Or does the media just not know where […]

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Lanzan campaña sobre iniciativas en Back of the Yards

From our friends at La Raza Pero María Padilla, líder de las madres que patrullan la escuela Hedges a la salida de clases, señaló “en nuestros barrios no sólo hay violencia, no sólo hay gangas o no sólo hay gente con el corazón roto”. “También hay héroes, organizaciones y padres de familia que con esfuerzo […]

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