THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THE WAY THROUGH WED MAY 29 | 7-9 PM
Join us for the second installment of the Building Peace and Justice art reflection series. Chicago State University's Truth 'n Trauma project presents, "The Only Way Out is the Way Through." The performance, created entirely from writings by local youth explores gossip, relationships, parents, family and daily manifestations of systematic disempowerment. Join us for a post-performance discussion where we will collectively think through the nuances of social and interpersonal conflict in a Chicago context and alternative solutions for waging peace locally.
About Truth 'n Trauma: Forty-three youth were selected to work with Chicago State University, and received training on the root causes of violence and community trauma, participatory action research methods, advocacy and leadership skills, and media and arts training. TNT staff believe that youth, in partnership with adult allies, can be active agents in creating and implementing innovative strategies to address the issue of trauma in our community, developing innovative ways to introduce the community and other youth to radical healing. TNT mission is to reduce community violence and help heal the exposure to violence through education that liberates and restores the community. TNT encourages youth led, restorative practices with violence affected youth.
*This event is co-sponsored by the UIC Social Justice Initiative. The Social Justice Initiative (SJI) at UIC is a campus-wide project that grew out of several streams of activity and discussion. Begun as a collective effort in 2010 by UIC faculty, staff, students, administrators and community partners, SJI seeks to build upon and foreground a critically important part of our mission as a diverse public research university in a global but often contested city.
When & Where
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social change.