He Changed So Chicago Could Too

Activist Breaks Silence on His Past and Violence in Chicago                                                             By Dana Rettig Tio Hardiman knows a lot about survival and it is not just from running CeaseFire, a very unique anti-violence effort here in Chicago. He grew up in one of the toughest housing projects on the west side […]

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Covering Youth Violence, a guide for journalists—Informes sobre la violencia juvenil

    This is a guide for your coverage of youth violence. It will walk you through reporting strategies, offer examples of reporting, and ask you to consider how you can do your best for an issue that touches so many lives today. Why do we need a guide? Because the work you do, shapes […]

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Stopping a fatal disease, CeaseFire’s work

Youth Summit Screens for Change By Mark Corece Nearly 100 Chicago Public School students banned together—stemming from over 11 organizations around the city—for Kartemquin Films youth media summit where students and their mentors watched the upcoming film The Interrupters. The five-hour summit at Columbia College was a proactive and participatory experience for youth to be […]

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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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