Community Supported Agriculture

June 19th, 2008

Summer weather is finally here and with it, comes Chicago’s city markets with Illinois-grown fruits and vegetables. Organic produce abounds along with fresh baked breads and free-range meat. The colorful, locally harvested food offers urban dwellers a healthy and organic alternative to the conventional food we may buy at grocery stores. Read the rest of this entry »

Healing the Hood

June 19th, 2008

How should a community respond when rival gangs, gun violence or drug dealing control its streets? Young people energize a community, and with the warm weather finally here, more and more will be out of doors – and potentially in harm’s way. While street violence and kids killing kids sounds all too familiar to some of Chicago’s neighborhoods, the Little Village community is taking back its streets in a more creative way. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Years at the Congress Hotel and Still Striking

June 4th, 2008

Most downtown hotels negotiate contracts with union workers. Thanks to a 2002 citywide contract, service workers at these hotels earn nearly 14 dollars an hour, and receive benefits. But workers at the Congress Hotel make significantly less – only 8 dollars and 80 cents an hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Media Workshop
at Columbia College
600 S. Michigan Ave.
tel: 312-369-6400
fax: 312-369-6404

Community Media and You is produced in partnership with CAN TV and can be seen Saturdays at 8pm on cable channel CAN TV21 in Chicago.”

CAN TV provides coverage of events relevant to the local community and gives every Chicagoan a voice on cable television by providing video training, facilities, equipment, and channel time for Chicago residents and nonprofit groups. Cable channels CAN TV19, 21, 27, 35 and 42 reach more than one million cable viewers in Chicago.

    Community Media Workshop
    Connecting the community with media, the Workshop promotes news that matters... through coaching and training that reaches about 2,000 nonprofit communicators a year.