Teens in the Columbia Links journalism and news literacy program presented their findings on violence as a public health problem and how communities such as Chatham, Roseland and Beverly prevent violence at a recent town hall meeting,“Don’t Shoot, I MUST Grow Up”, on the Columbia College Chicago campus. The town hall meeting was moderated by WBEZ South Side Bureau reporter Natalie Moore.
Missed the town hall? You can see it here:
Links’ investigative team (I-Team) of five Chicago high school students researched and analyzed the strategies that some communities have been using to successfully fight back against violence. A panel of adults involved in violence prevention work spoke about their efforts at the town hall meeting. Audience members asked questions of students and adults.
You can read the I-Team's reported stories in the PDF at right titled “Treating the Violence Epidemic.”
Click HERE for the remedies and profiles of the investigative team of teen reporters and the adult speakers and presenters featured at the town hall.