What is Voices and Visions?

Woodlawn Voices and Visions is a six-week summer program that will teach local students the basics of journalism and videography and connect them with longtime community member to create the raw material for a local history exhibit. Then, with the assistance of the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus, the students will be instructed in video editing and take that material and turn it into small documentaries that will be the centerpiece of the exhibit. Along the way, they will visit a museum, take part in open mic sessions, learn photography, sound editing and other related skills and engage in team building and leadership development.

And they receive a stipend.

The program begins next Tuesday, June 24. Stay tuned for lots of material about the community and about these young scholars and the folks they will interview. We all hope to learn a lot about our neighborhood through this process, and we are excited to share it with you.

If you would like to help out or contribute, please email us at info [at] woodlawnvoices [dot] org.

Photo: Bronzeville resident and historian Timuel Black (left), lead organizer for the Chicago contingent of the March on Washington, addresses a group of students in advance of the march.

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