From the White House to the Southside: Can Digital Media Save Young People’s Lives?
Don’t miss a fascinating event focusing on the role digital media can have in transforming the lives of our youth.
From the White House to the South Side: Can Digital Media Save Young People’s Lives?
How can digital media help combat gun violence and other social problems plaguing our youth? And how are youth already taking action via media spaces to organize and amplify their voices in their daily lives? Join us to explore the possibilities of transforming the lives of young people through new media technologies.
The event takes place TOMORROW from 3 to 6pm at Experimental Station; 6100 South Blackstone Avenue, Chicago, IL
CATHY COHEN, founder of the Black Youth Project and principal researcher of the Youth & Participatory Politics Survey Project
BIKO BAKER, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters
CLAUDIA GARCIA-ROJAS, social media fellow at The OpEd Project (moderator).
MALCOLM LONDON, poet and youth teaching artist at Young Chicago Authors
MARTIN MACIAS JR., media activist and Youth Organizer at Chicago Fair Trade
L. ANTON SEALS, JR, outreach specialist for The Interrupters
CHARITY TOLLIVER, organizer at Black on Both Sides
Plus, a live opening performance by hip hop artist FM SUPREME.
Presented by The Public Square, Black Youth Project, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Chicago Votes, WBEZ/Chicago Public Media, Community Media Workshop, Chicago Youth Voices Network, and Young Chicago Authors.