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CURRICULUM: Something is Wrong: Exploring the Roots of Youth Violence

February 1, 2010 Leave a Comment

Project NIA, the Chicago Freedom School and Teachers for Social Justice have partnered along with other volunteers to develop a curriculum guide in order to contribute to the ongoing efforts by young people and their adult allies to analyze the root causes of youth violence and to create local solutions.

At a time when frustration is running high and many are expressing a sense of powerlessness in the face of pervasive violence, this curriculum guide is an offering intended to make a positive contribution to the dialogue about violence in the lives of young people.

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Through this curriculum, we want to challenge youth to think about a) the roots of violence in their lives; b) the enforcers and victims of violence; c) the effects of violence on both victims and perpetrators; and d) how violence can ultimately be minimized through systemic changes.
This 350 page curriculum guide is being provided at no cost to the community. In lieu of compensation, please complete the following questions PRIOR to downloading the guide.
Join Project NIA, the Chicago Freedom School, and Teachers for Social Justice on February 20, 2010 (2-5pm) as we unveil a new curriculum guide edited by Mariame Kaba, J. Cyriac Mathew, and Nate Haines. During this session, curriculum editors and contributors will discuss the content of the guide and offer specific suggestions about how best to make use of it. Roosevelt University, room 320.
Our goal is to help young people to constructively “channel their righteous rage” towards the actual sources of their oppression.
You can also hear founding director Mariame Kaba on Chicago Public Radio promoting the Guide.


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