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04.06.22

Why Teens are at Home in YOUmedia

I arrived at YOUmedia before the teens started coming in, so I got to explore the space. Even before it was packed with high school students from different parts of the city, the place had a lively aura to it. With bright lights, colorful walls, a host of exciting activities to try, and friendly staff, […]

08.19.21

YOUmedia: A Creative Space to Learn Life Skills

With Lead Corporate support from Allstate and other generous donors, YOUmedia is a safe space for teens to collaborate with other teens on creative projects, and gain skills they can apply in school and in life.

06.18.21

Seeing Mariame Kaba through the Lens of the Archives

Administrative records, banners, digital photographs, flyers, memos, program guides, and ‘zines all create an in-depth portrait of a human being who dedicated her life to creating an equitable and just society, where black people can live not in fear, but in peace, where the youth can thrive, and where women can feel safe. Get to know Mariame Kaba through the lens of an archivist.

05.20.21

The Story of the Tin Can: A Document in and through Time

We catch up with award-winning artist and 2019 Maker-in-Resident Kate Conlon after two years. Her final project for Chicago Public Library, The Story of the Tin Can is a living document of her evolution as an artist during COVID-19

05.17.21

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