Posts tagged "West Side Writing Project"

The Barber Shop Show: Chicago's future filmmakers and this month's headlines

Are you one of Chicago’s future filmmakers? Richard Marion might be. You might remember Richard from our post on the West Side Writing Project, but he also appeared on the most recent episode of The Barber Shop Show, our weekly radio show on Vocalo. Richard, an 18-year-old from West Humboldt Park, says he wants to... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Teens in the justice system and diverse voices in media

The Barber Shop Show: Teens in the justice system and diverse voices in media
Felony or misdemeanor? How a 17-year old is charged with a crime in Illinois makes a big difference. Charged with a misdemeanor and they go to juvenile court and, if convicted, do time in a juvenile facility. But charged with a felony, and they’re automatically transferred to adult court and may end up doing time... Read more »

Get the news from West Humboldt Park from the teens who live it

When you hear about West Humboldt Park in the news, it’s often about a shooting, a fire or some other societal ill. But if you ever visit the  West Side Writing Project, you’ll see the neighborhood through the eyes of the young people who walk its streets every day. The project has students who cover... Read more »
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