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Tuesday, May 31 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Not Another After School Club!

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After reading the graphic novel MARCH Vol.1, Marie and Aracely presented in the classrooms to connect concepts from the graphic novel to current issues in Chicago, specifically the East Rogers Park Neighborhood on the north side of the city. This is a diverse neighborhood with a rich history that unfortunately deals with larger issues including: poverty, access to healthy food, intercultural relationships, and violence. After presenting to students on two occasions about problems plaguing the Chicago community it became apparent that there was a need for a space for students to dive into these issues. The agenda for this presentation includes an explanation of the goals and objectives of the Peace Leaders after-school club. There will also be an overview of the framework with which the club was started, and what lead to the formation of the club's structure and activities. Insights and reflections gained from implementation will also be elaborated during the presentation. We will address challenges that have arisen since starting the club such as teacher and parent involvement and recruitment.

Tuesday May 31, 2016 4:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
Illinois Room 348