EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE

Rethinking and Deconstructing Violence with Youth

September 18th Event

This event was sponsored by four groups.

Project NIA‘s (www.project-nia.org) mission is to dramatically reduce the reliance on arrest, detention, and incarceration for addressing youth crime and to instead promote the use of restorative and transformative practices, a concept that relies on community-based alternatives.  Project NIA spearheaded the creation of the Something is Wrong Curriculum Guide in collaboration with the Chicago Freedom School (www.chicagofreedomschool.org) and Teachers for Social Justice (www.teachersforjustice.org).

The Chicago Youth Worker/Adult Ally Training and Resource Exchange (TARE) is a space where individuals who empower youth (ages 12-22) to develop leadership skills and socio-political consciousness can share their work, support each other’s continued learning, and provide emotional support for one another.

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC — http://csrpc.uchicago.edu/)  at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to promoting engaged scholarship and debate around the topics of race and ethnicity. We are especially interested in how these ideas and their structural manifestations impact and shape people’s daily lives.

Fundamentally, we are committed to producing engaged scholarship that rejects the false dichotomy between rigorous intellectual work and community activism. We seek, instead, to contribute intellectually
challenging and innovative scholarship that can help people transform their thinking and their lives.

International House Global Voices Lecture Program The Global Voices Lecture Program presents prominent speakers and organizes round-table discussion groups and special interest conferences and seminars. As a part of this program, leading figures from the world stage come to share their thoughts and exchange ideas with students and members of Chicago’s civic community on major issues facing the country and the world. The Global Voices Program enables International House (http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/) to continue to strengthen its links with the University of Chicago and the City of Chicago in ways that are commensurate with its institutional position of promoting cross-cultural understanding and respect and the exchange of ideas among people of all nations and backgrounds.

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