Lake FX 2016 Call for Program Proposals and Expo Exhibitors
Deadline extended to December 14!
Lake FX Summit + Expo 2016 is accepting proposals for high quality professional development programming and creative services exhibitors. Taking place May 13-15, 2016, Lake FX is the region's largest free conference for artists and creative entrepreneurs and is designed to connect, inform and inspire emerging and established producers working in the film, music, dance, theater, design, fashion, culinary and arts fields. To apply, visithttp://svy.mk/1Msz0z0.
Come learn about what it means to be a Community Restorative Justice Hub!
There is an information session coming up on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Lawndale Christian Legal Center, 1530 S Hamlin Ave. Chicago, IL.
Restorative Justice Hubs are a community-led approach to youth crime and conflict. Our vision is that RJ Hubs are safe spaces in the community where youth and their families are welcomed and supported in building healthy relationships, expressing themselves, addressing trauma, and developing necessary skills and competencies. Importantly, the RJ Hub model is directly informed by the latest science on childhood trauma. It is designed as a strategy for helping people to move beyond the effects of adverse childhood experiences, guiding them towards sustainable healing and growth.
This information session will discuss what it means for an organization to be a Community RJ Hub and what the process looks like for interested organizations to become a hub and join the documentation and evaluation process, and the learning community that meets regularly to share best practices and guide the movement to decriminalize our youth.
Free and open to all interested organizations
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Do you want to sing?
Critically acclaimed Poet, Bandleader and Songwriter,Marvin Tatewill be holding auditions for his project,
in Public Spaces” at The Better Boys Foundation.
Singing in Public Spaces will choose young
men and women between the ages of 15-19 to sing and perform
songs written and workshopped by Marvin Tate; with performances performed in
public spaces in and around the city landscape.All Singers must be capable of harmonizing. Please bring ID and contact
info. You will be expected to sing (one song) acapella and answer questions
regarding your willingness to sing and perform publically.
Auditions: Singing In Public Spaces
Where: The Better Boy’s Foundation (2nd
Why: I want to give back to the community.
1512 south Pulaski
Chicago, Il. 60623
Time: 10am to 12:00 pm
Audition Dates: November 7th & 21st December 5th & 19th
on recommendations provided by the Urban Institute independent evaluation of
the Arts Infusion Program, the focus of the 15/16 knowledge shares will be on
improving system fitness to expand the knowledge and effectiveness of the
participants.Our main concentration for
the October Knowledge Share is connecting and engaging youth, specifically
approaches for youth being released from the detention center.
“Given the importance of relationships in all aspects of the
initiative’s success, it is critical that a human element be involved in
helping youth connect to and engage with arts programming in their community.
One suggestion is the creation of a third party “arts engagement specialist”
who is unconnected from the justice system but uniquely positioned to interact
with detention and arts program staff and youth—both behind detention walls and
in the community”
“Further, programs could attempt to establish a memorandum of
understanding with JTDC to find out youths’ release and contact information
whenever available. Given the ubiquity of youths’ use of digital technology and
presence on social media (Pew Research Center 2015), it also appears critical
to expand recruitment and retention efforts using the most appropriate forms of
social media; Facebook and Twitter may reach the most diverse audiences (Family
and Youth Services Bureau 2014). Distributing the DRIVE website material
via social media and incorporating it into a cell phone app should prove
promising for increasing arts programs’ connections to and engagement of
– 10:00am Breakfast/
Meet and Greet
– 10:45am Review
of Arts Infusion Independent Report
Review of JTDC
– 11:45am Panel
communication with students in and out of the detention
2.We have finished preliminary planning for the
next two knowledge shares.I will be reaching
out to many of you over the course of the next few weeks seeking individuals to
lead panel discussions and breakout sessions.This year our focus will be rooted the connection principal of the Arts
Infusion model.The schedule is below
and I will have more detailed information and agendas posted to the blog