Category: Anti-Violence

DePaul Hosts Panel Discussion on Dog Fighting November 11, 2015

The Center for Animal Law at DePaul University in Chicago is hosting a panel discussion, “Companion Animals and the Law II- Session 2: The Dangers of Dog Fighting”. Dog fighting is still happening in Chicago. The activity promotes horrific cruelty and is used by gangs as a tool to desensitize children to violence. Dog fighting... Read more »

Jon Bernthal Wants You to Take Action Against Breed Discrimination

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Few things in life are more frustrating than discrimination and violence. Pit bulls are still being used and abused for dog fighting in cities across the U.S.. In addition to this cruel exploitation, the dogs that are adopted by responsible pet parents face discrimination because the public often associates them with violence. It’s an awful... Read more »

Meet Lateefah - A Chicago Teen You Should Know

Meet Lateefah - A Chicago Teen You Should Know
The media has no shortage of reports on violence. For every article or news story, the masses call out that “someone needs to do something!” Well, lots of someones already are. More amazing than the adults that are doing something (often through careers – court advocates, teachers, social workers, etc.), are the teens that are... Read more »
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Teen Teaches Against Violence Through Art

Teen Teaches Against Violence Through Art
Twice a year, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers an anti-violence after school program for Chicago teens. The program culminates in a Showcase for the youth to present something that they are passionate about. On Thursday December 4th,  17-year-old Agnes Parzygnat from Lincoln Park High School presented a beautiful painting during the Showcase. The painting depicted a... Read more »