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'Even the Choir Needs Rehearsal': Anna Deavere Smith
Family and friends of CRED’s many partner organizations attended this special screening event. When the highly acclaimed Anna Deavere Smith was asked whether or not she feared her powerful film, "Notes From the Field," might “preach to the choir” by attracting people already familiar with the terrible destruction America’s school to prison pipeline has caused to our beloved communities, she responded, “even the choir needs rehearsal!” We at Chicago CRED couldn’t agree more.
24 More Young Men Earn High School Diplomas with Chicago CRED
On Friday, April 6, 2018, 24 more young men from Chicago CRED walked across the graduation stage. After months of work through Penn Foster's online degree program, they earned high school diplomas—another step in the journey toward transforming their lives and communities.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Emerson Collective Managing Partner Arne Duncan said, "Despite all the challenges and all the pain you sometimes feel, I am wildly optimistic about where our city is going to go. And it's not because of what us older folk are going to do. It's going to be because of your hard work, your leadership."
Photos: CRED Men Travel to Washington, D.C., to Rally Against Gun Violence
On March 24, 2018, millions of young people rallied around the world to end gun violence and enact policy reform. Men from Chicago CRED joined more than 400 Chicago youth at the event, adding their voices on behalf of the movement to end gun violence in Chicago.