Events and Announcements

This section will be periodically updated with interesting events and opportunities related to transformative justice and to peacemaking.

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Zine Series
In late 2009, Mariame Kaba of Project NIA and Lisa Lee of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum decided to partner on a project to create a series of zines about juvenile justice issues. The zine series was developed in conjunction with an exhibition called "Unfinished Business – Juvenile Justice," a community-curated show that links the founding of the nation's first juvenile court in 1899 with the pressing contemporary issues of juvenile justice and prison reform.

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Giving Name to the Nameless – Using Poetry as an Anti-Violence Intervention with Girls
This curriculum is part of Project NIA's "Exploring the Roots of Violence" initiative that launched with the release of our Something is Wrong guide in February 2010. The guide includes over 30 poems that address gender-based violence as well as tips and suggestions for individuals who are interested in facilitating poetry circles with girls and young women.

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Chicago Youth Justice Data Project
The Chicago Youth Justice Data Project brings the most timely & relevant information about juvenile justice & youth criminalization to community members.  It is critical that citizens be equipped with data in order to effectively advocate for reforms.

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Something is Wrong – Exploring the Roots of Youth Violence
Project NIA, the Chicago Freedom School and Teachers for Social Justice have partnered along with other volunteers to develop a curriculum guide in order to contribute to the ongoing efforts by young people and their adult allies to analyze the root causes of youth violence and to create local solutions.

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For more information about Project NIA:

Mariame Kaba