Creative Power: Combatting Violence and Empowering Youth
FM Supreme , Hip-Hop Artist, Founder, The Chicago International Youth Peace Movement, Cofounder, The Peace Exchange: Chicago-Asia 2013; Jeff McCarter, Founder and Executive Director, Free Spirit Media and Emerging Leader, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder and Director, Riverside School, Founder, Design for Change and 2013 Koldyke Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Introduced by Roseanna Ander; Niamh King.
Gun violence is something young Chicagoans unfortunately know too well—almost half of all murder victims in Chicago last year were between the ages of 10 and 25. Violence also prevents children from receiving a quality education; Save the Children estimates that almost 50 million kids are out of school in conflict-affected countries. Recognizing these and other challenges to youths around the world, local hip hop artist Jessica Disu, a.k.a. FM Supreme; this year’s Chicago Council Koldyke Fellow Kiran Bir Sethi; and documentary filmmaker Jeff McCarter have sought to empower young people to be the change they wish to see in the world. Join us for an evening of music, film, and discussion moderated by University of Chicago Crime Lab Executive Director Roseanna Ander on lessons learned in promoting peace and improving education here in Chicago and overseas.