Big Shoulders Books was fortunate enough to work with DePaul Community Peacemakers and their inspiring CPS students this weekend. The event at Hamilton Park included some selected readings from How Long Will I Cry as well as performances from the student and professional actors of Collaboraction!
Community Peacemakers Initiative is a partnership between Chicago Public Schools and the Vincentian Community Service Office. In the program, DePaul student facilitators work with high school students and teachers to create a safe space to reflect on social issues. Together they explore the roots of structural violence and injustice using restorative justice as their platform. As a team, CPS students, CPS teachers and DePaul students develop a project to creatively promote their ideas in Chicago. Find out more on their website.