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The People Speak: Voices Against Violence

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Kennedy-King College Theater

740 West 63rd St.

U-Building

Chicago, IL 60621

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Join The Chicago Reporter, Young Chicago Authors and Public Narrative for an evening of powerful storytelling about the effects of violence in Chicago's neighborhoods.

This event will bring together a range of voices, including the poets of Young Chicago Authors, to explore the complex emotions that come with living amidst the gunfire but fighting for something more.

***NOTE: The event is currently sold out. There will be an overflow area in an adjacent room with a live audio and video feed. Join the waitlist to reserve a spot in this area, or to be notified if a ticket in the main seating area becomes available.


About Our Database

Last summer, we launched "Settling for Misconduct," an interactive database that tracks how much the city spends to settle civil rights lawsuits against Chicago police officers. This spring, we will be updating it with two additional years of data.

The stories behind Chicago's police settlements often begin in ordinary moments, but end in extraordinary circumstances, according to the lawsuits. An 11-year-old with a gun placed at her temple. A grandmother arrested for battery to a police officer. A young man shocked unconscious by a Taser. The database brings these little-known stories back into the public eye. And we've made it easy for you to dig through the data yourself. You can search by an officer's name or badge number and look up lawsuits by neighborhood, payout amount, type of misconduct and more. Explore the Database >>



About Our Partners

Since 1991, Young Chicago Authors has been transforming the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication and performance education.

For 25 years, Public Narrative has been teaching community organizations and journalists how to tell better stories - to make sure the coverage of Chicago's issues include the voices of people, not just power.

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Chicago, IL 60621

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