Mapping Police Violence


Explore the Data On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr. was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson, sparking nationwide protests against police killings of Black people. This map, a project of, bears witness to the Black men and women who have been killed at [...]

Love Our Children — Do Not Elect The Hate Crime Perpetrators


In this photo from the fall of 2013, children crowd onto a school bus from the shuttered Overton Elementary to Mollison. Many parents didn't send their childen to the designated new school. [Photo by Marc Monaghan] Grandmom Irene Robinson pleas, before you cast your ballot [...]

Tell Congress: Student Needs, Not Testing, Should Be The Priority!


In 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson, a former teacher, first signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), better known today as No Child Left Behind, he envisioned the law as a part of the national War of Poverty, confident [...]

Chicago School Closings; Film Screening, Research Presentation, and Panel Discussion


Chicago's School Closings — Film Screening, Research Presentation, and Discussion The second installment in The School Project film series, Chicago's Public Schools: Closed will explore the major event in 2013 that sparked the filmmaker team to begin this project: the [...]

After Grand Jury Verdict and Beyond Today Let’s Take Action


Hey Friends of Ferguson, Last night, the world learned the grand jury's unfortunated decision regarding the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed young Michael Brown. The world exploded, especially in our communities of Ferguson, St. Louis (Shaw/Tower Grove), and Clayton. Members of [...]