NOW IS THE TIME: YOUTH VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO

VIDEO: Filmmaker Bill Ward follows three Chicago teens to gain insight into their experience with Now Is The Time, a citywide

campaign against youth violence and intolerance. This clip comes from a longer documentary in progress.

The Chicago Public Library, Facing History and Ourselves, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company have teamed up to sponsor a citywide initiative to end youth violence through conversation, education and outreach. Among other things, the program consists of events across the city, theater performances and classes for teens, literary events, visual arts events, and workshops for educators. The overall goal of the program is to empower and inspire young people to make positive change in their communities.