Respond To Violence: Reaching Our Youth Anti-Violence Event

Governors State University's Respond to Violence initiative hosted a "Reaching Our Youth" event on November 18, 2014 for local high school and college students. The program raised awareness of violence in Chicagoland communities through several multimedia outlets. Governors State University students performed selections from Big Shoulders Books' How Long Will I Cry? and NBC Chicago's Michelle Relerford led a panel discussion featuring young people whose stories are featured in the book.

Click on the videos below to watch the How Long Will I Cry? reading, the panel discussion and musical performances by FM Supreme and DLow.

Respond to Violence is a multimedia initiative of Governors State University that is committed to raising awareness of all aspects of violence and its prevention.

Governors State University students perform selections from How Long Will I Cry? 

Michelle Releford leads a panel discussion about violence, its causes and possible solutions.

FM Supreme and DLow perform at Governors State University in support of the Respond to Violence movement.