ACLU ILLINOIS + WEINBERG/ NEWTON GALLERY
Weinberg/ Newton Gallery (formerly David Weinberg Photography) is a nonprofit gallery in Chicago committed to educating and informing the public about issues of social justice. The gallery serves as a hub for initiatives committed to community and educational development by way of programming that is uniquely integral to each exhibition, including panel discussions, film screenings and more.
An exhibition by The ACLU of Illinois and Weinberg/ Newton Gallery (formerly David Weinberg Photography) that examines the juvenile justice system in America through an exhibit of photography, sculpture and video installation. Aiming to shed light on the lives of incarcerated youth, the Try Youth As Youth exhibition featured works by four artists: Tirtza Even, Richard Ross, Steve Davis, and Steve Liss, who share a dedication to institutional reform of the systems that far too often dehumanize young people and fail to provide them with constitutionally adequate conditions and services.
The YMCA Chicago
The Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program (YSVP) is a comprehensive, trauma-informed approach to violence prevention that looks at past exposure to trauma as a main driver of future dangerous behaviors. Urban Warriors is a program of the YMCA of Metro Chicago's Youth YSVP initiative. Urban Warriors provides a structured curriculum based program, that pairs experienced veterans with youth exposed to violence from Chicago's South and West Sides.
URBAN WARRIORS GRADUATION CEREMONY
THE INVISIBLE INSTITUTE
The Invisible Institute is a journalistic production company on the South Side of Chicago that works to enhance the capacity of civil society to hold public institutions accountable by making visible perspectives too often excluded from public discourse.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO COMMUNITY FORUM ON POLICING
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YOUTH/ POLICE CONFERENCE
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL
THE UNMAKING OF PLACE
THE EXPERIMENTAL STATION
The Experimental Station works to build independent cultural infrastructure on the South Side of Chicago. They do this by fostering a dynamic ecology of innovative educational and cultural programs, small business enterprises and community initiatives, including: The Invisible Institute, The 61st Street Farmers Market, Blackstone Bicycle Works.
BLACKSTONE BICYCLE WORKS
THE 61st STREET FARMERS MARKET
The 61st Street Farmers Market seeks to increase the affordability and accessibility of nutritious foods sold at Illinois farmers markets for low-income people. LINK Up Illinois, works towards this goal by providing farmers markets across the state with funding for Double Value Coupon incentive programs for Link Card (Illinois' SNAP program, formerly known as “food stamps”) shoppers.