My Community Matters: Youth Media Pieces
My Community Matters
April 24, 2008 6-8 pm
Chicago Children’s Museum
700 East Grand Ave. at Navy Pier
Please join us to celebrate My Community Matters, a collaboration among Street-Level Youth Media, Chicago Children’s Museum, and partnering Chicago public schools. Street-Level is leading a series of workshops with Chicago public school students to produce media about their communities. These media pieces feature the rich, diverse voices of Chicago’s young people and are showcased on a rotating basis in the installation’s video and audio booths.
This project was made possible with the support from
the Chicago Community Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Northern Charitable Trust, and Target.
The cityscape murals and installation were designed using artwork by students from the Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy.
See you there!
Street-Level Youth Media educates Chicago’s urban youth in media arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication, and social change. Street-Level’s programs build critical thinking skills for young people who have been historically neglected by public policy makers and mass media. Using video and audio production, computer art and the Internet, Street-Level’s youth address community issues, access advanced communication technology and gain inclusion
in our information-based society.