Mark Your Calendars for Thom’s Roast & Toast

Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, fabulous company, and breath-taking views of the city as we celebrate Workshop co-founder Thom Clark’s 40 years of contributions to Chicago.

When: May 15, 2014
5 – 8 p.m. (program begins at 6 p.m.)

Where: The Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604

Violence & Criminal Justice: What More Needs to Be Done?

 The Workshop hosts a forum on criminal justice and youth violence on April 17, 2014.

We’ll be talking about how the courts, detention, prison, and probation systems impact individuals and communities snared by violence.

A panel discussion by legal, mental health, and prison experts will be followed by interviews with a dozen community groups and organizations.
Speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative
  • Julie Biehl, Children and Family Justice Center, Northwestern Law School
  • Elena Quintana, Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Charles Perry, Westside Health Authority
  • Tony Lowery, Safer Foundation
  • Father David Kelly, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

This a joint effort of the Community Media Workshop and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth, an effort of Lurie Children’s Hospital.

When: 10 am to noon – Thursday, April 17, 2014
Where: Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor
A joint-program for journalists and neighborhood groups of the Community Media Workshop and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth, an effort of Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Read more about juvenile justice.

Click here to download a PDF Flyer for the event.

Low wages? Raise the minimum wage? A media panel & community forum

If you missed your opportunity to better understand the complicated issue of America’s wage wars, we’ve put together a Storify recapping the media panel & community forum hosted by The Workshop.


CLICK HERE for a PDF version of this event’s press release.

This event was brought to you by:

Community Media Workshop
The Field Foundation
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation






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