BeyondMedia Education

November 13th, 2009

 On this edition of Community Media & You we talk with Beyondmedia, a nonprofit whose mission is to work with under-served and under-represented women, youth and communities to tell their stories. And to empower them as they organize for social justice through the creation and distribution of media arts.
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Youth Violence in Illinois

October 19th, 2009

 Today on Community Media & You, we take another look at how youth violence is impacting teens in Illinois. The recent events at Fenger High School exposed the nation to an arduous world Chicago African-American teen males must navigate. However, how does being a witness to this violence affect young women as they progress to adulthood? How is their education and development being impacted? What solutions are they seeking to reduce the level of violence in their communities?
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In Their Own Words

May 16th, 2008

Day after day, news headlines and broadcasts report on the growing number of young people being gunned down in their communities. While there is a tremendous response from parents and community leaders, we seldom hear from the ones closest to the violence – Chicago’s youth.
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Art Therapy at C4

December 11th, 2007

Many adults and community members forget or are simply unaware of the societal and familial problems teenagers confront as they mature. With poverty, mental illness or emotional trauma added to the mix, for some teens, growing up becomes an even bigger challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

Bringing Children of Incarcerated to their Parents

November 7th, 2007

If you’re a parent, being separated from your kids is never easy. Maybe they’re off at college? Maybe they had to take a job in another town. Or maybe it’s the parent who had to leave home and do some time.What do you do and whom do you turn to when you are an incarcerated mother with small children? Many offenders who want to maintain contact with their kids don’t have a way to transport their child to and from correctional facilities. Many Illinois prisons are hours away from the big city, and for inner-city caregivers who don’t own cars, taking a child to visit their parents is out of the question. Read the rest of this entry »

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