How I Spent My Summer Vacation

September 26th, 2007



Summer vacation is the time of year most high school students kick back and take a break from their more serious endeavors. The majority of students pass the time hanging out with friends or working seasonal jobs.Mikva Challenge’s Summer Government and Leadership Institute provides an alternative for the high schooler interested in getting involved with their government. Read the rest of this entry »

The Face of Homelessness

September 26th, 2007



As recent headlines tell us, the definition of homelessness has been misinterpreted. The City’s recent study that there are only 24 homeless in Chicago was met with backlash and claims that the number is far higher – closer to 1,000. It is clear that the definition of what it means to be homeless and what leads to homelessness varies from person to person. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Book Reading in the Information Age

September 26th, 2007


In this episode of Community, Media & You, Thom Clark has a conversation with Greg Pierce the president of ACTA Publications about what books people are reading this summer and the role books play in an increasingly Internet age.

Women in Prison and Media Arts

September 26th, 2007



The number of women in prison is on the rise and yet they are often left out of discussions on issues directly affecting them.In this episode of Community Media & You, Thom Clark discusses these issues and how Media Arts is being used to include incarcerated and formally incarcerated women in debates that will shape their lives. The show’s guests include, associate director of Beyondmedia, Joanne Archibald and project manager for womenandprison.org, Dannette Hoarde.

Community Organizing in Chicago

September 26th, 2007



On this episode of Community, Media & You, we’ll have a conversation about the state of organizing today and efforts on the South Side to empower underrepresented communities.Following the lead of Chicago’s most well-known grassroots community organizer, Saul Alinsky, other individuals have come together to bring democracy to the neighborhood level. Through organizing, traditionally underrepresented communities have influenced government policies and improved the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Read the rest of this entry »




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