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'Lost Boys: Black & Brown' Town Hall Meeting

Teens in the Columbia Links journalism and news literacy program housed at Columbia College Chicago presented their findings on the cradle-to-prison pipeline faced by African-American and Latino young men at a town hall meeting, “Lost Boys Black & Brown,” on Nov. 12. The town hall was moderated by WBEZ South Side Bureau reporter Natalie Moore.

Lost Boys Black & Brown: Their Stories:

Meet the I-Team:

Front row: Kyler Sumter, junior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy; Tonyisha Harris, junior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School; and Belany Contreras, freshman at Lake Forest College.

Back row: Joshua Conner, a senior at Phoenix Military Academy; Jack O’Brien, junior at Jones College Prep High School; and Andrew Rivera, junior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School.

Relevant Stories:
DNAinfo:
Justice Anne Burke Call for Changing How Courts Punish Kids With Guns

Chicago Tribune:
Nobody Expected Gangs to Find Their Way to Pill Hill

WBEZ:
Morning Shift: Media myths and misperceptions surround Chicago violence

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