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Westside writers tell their own story

by Dionne E. Young
Feb 07, 2013


Violence in Chicago has dominated recent headlines, but there is a group of young people who are taking storytelling into their own hands. By taking a critical look at how the their communities are portrayed in digital media, Westside Writing Project is giving young people in Chicago the tools to become their own storytellers.