Restoring Community: Healing, Hard Work, and Hope. Symposium on community building, and university-community partnership
This was the goal of the Institute for Youth and Community Engagement (IYCE) and the Institute for Urban Solutions (US). The concept of the project was to create imagery that compelled the audience to a call to action. Of late Chicago has been a topic of discussion whenever the term violence is mentioned, Youth violence specifically. As residents of the city we know first hand the affect this plague has caused, but we also recognize the apathetic view of most of it’s residents. Violence is seen as someone else’s problem until you are personally affected by it. The goal of the Calumet Creatives was to create imagery that pushed the envelope and caused a emotional reaction that stirred the soul enough to push people to get involved.