Moving Forward

Youth violence, such as the death of Gama Toscano, is devastating in many ways, including the way it saps the morale of our students. It is up to the adults to counteract this through conversations and by showing interest in young people who are doing positive things.

To that end, Chicago Commons and the Illinois Department of Human Services is hosting a Stop the Violence forum on Thursday, November 19, 4 p.m., at Paulo Freire Center at 1653 West 43rd.

Students will present their work including a Day of the Dead exhibit, a peace quilt and a “street art” project where students produced and installed positive messages around the neighborhood, such as in the photo shown.
If you want to join us at the forum, RSVP to