Thursday, April 16, 2009
On April 4th Cabrini Connections hosted its annual Arts and Video Festival. Work created by students and volunteers was shown and sold, with money going to the student artists, and to Cabrini Connections.
One of the highlights of the event was the screening of the final version of a video documentary that Cabrini Connections teens and volunteers have been working on for almost 4 years. The film title is Cabrini Green, This is What I know: Our Lives, Our Truths, Our Stories, and it features interviews with the students who created the video, as well as with others living in the Cabrini Green neighborhood, or working with the re-development of the neighborhood.
This project was funded with a grant from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) . Originally this program was hosted at the University of Maryland. Now it is hosted at Tufts University.
Here you can read an article written about the Cabrini Connections project, and CIRCLE, by Peter Levine.
You can order a copy of the video, by sending a check for $15 to Cabrini Connections, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60642. Include your name and mailing address.
You can support the arts and mentoring of Cabrini Connections with a donation, using this form.