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August 23, 2018

At our last Woke & Winning event featuring former ATF Agent and Project Director for the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, Mark Jones, we explored the topic of community policing and mental health on the part of both the police officer and t...

July 27, 2018

At the Woke & Winning Youth Action Workshop series event on Thursday held at the WasteShed, a creative reuse center in Humboldt Park, there was a lot of good conversation about the politics of gun reform and the impact of the divisiveness of the gun debate in America....

February 19, 2018

As an educator and gun violence activist, I sincerely appreciate and am heartened by youth and teachers rallying for their right to live and thrive in a country that promises so much, but has done very little to safeguard our communal spaces and our families. Instead,...

June 10, 2017

Today’s youth are powerful. People under the age of 25 comprise over 40% of the world’s population. And with the rise of collaborative technologies and social media, these nearly 2 billion youth worldwide can easily connect with each other despite the physical limitati...

Who: Although Chicago has been experiencing unprecedented levels of gun violence, it is not the only US city suffering. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice called the violence happening in cities across the country “a national crisis.” The fact is 1 in 5 children i...

April 10, 2017

"Start With Why"
This Ted Talk by Simon Sinek provides a unique perspective on how to motivate people. He explains that while we think people will be compelled to buy our product or join a cause because of “what” we have, the truth is people are most intrigued by “why”...

March 10, 2017

Teens at Rowe Clark Math and Science Academy (A Noble Network Charter School), located at the edge of the Humboldt Park and Garfield Park neighborhoods, gathered in nervous excitement to participate in a video shoot for the project awareness video for the National Yout...

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