This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer in 1964 when youth from across the nation gathered in Mississippi to use education and activism as tools for personal and political transformation. Building on the work of Ella Baker and voter registration campaigns driven by the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC), young people created intergeneration spaces to question society and build collective leadership for social change
Join the Chicago Freedom School for an intergenerational evening of storytelling and dialogue to celebrate the 1964 Freedom Summer and its legacy for education and youth activism today.
This event is an Free interactive workshop for youth and adults to explore what made the freedom schools such a powerful tool for mobilizing youth and to make connections to how people are using the Freedom School methods to engage in social justice today.
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP. Space is limited.
March 11, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Jane Addams Hull House Museum Residence Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
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Chicago Freedom School
Founded in 2007, the mission of the Chicago Freedom School (CFS) is to create new generations of critical and independent thinking young people who use their unique experiences and power to create a just world. CFS provides training and education opportunities for youth and adult allies to develop leadership skills through the lens of civic action and through the study of the history of social movements and their leaders. Our vision is in the spirit of the original freedom schools in Mississippi in the 1960s, with CFS serving as a catalyst for young people across Chicago to discover their own power to make change – not only for themselves, but also for their communities and the world.