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Drogas y pandillas en La Villita: Una vista desde la base

Scroll down to read the English Version Traducido por Monica Reynoso *¿Cuáles son las implicaciones de justicia social de la guerra contra las drogas, del tráfico de drogas en las fronteras y en los barrios empobrecidos, los tipos o la falta de opciones de tratamiento para la drogadicción? El Social Justice News Nexus, un proyecto […]

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Can Jobs Curb Violence?

Two groups team up to offer a job readiness program in Little Village. But are there enough jobs for youth in the city? Two community organizations are preparing at-risk youth and gang members for future job opportunities. Enlace Chicago and Ceasefire Little Village have partnered to offer a set of job-readiness workshops that teaches individuals […]

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Facing Anti-Violence Cuts, Brighton Park Proposes a Community Plan

Kelly High School’s auditorium was packed the night of Wednesday, July 25 by residents of Brighton Park – the neighborhood where a 13-year-old boy was shot on his front porch while shielding a friend earlier this month – to propose a community anti-violence plan in the face of drastic cuts to programs they say have […]

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Documentary Film “The Interrupters” Sheds Light on Chicago Street Violence

“We have a responsibility to bring up our community to be vibrant. Whatever it is that’s going on, cease the fire, call a truce.” Ameena Matthews’ words echo through the silent wake of a youth named Duke, as the camera zooms in on the grieving mother’s tear-filled face. It’s an image all too familiar in […]