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Authors Circle 2019: ChicagoCRED Partners with IMAN and ConTextos
The ConTextos Authors Circle was developed in collaboration with young people at-risk of, victims of, or perpetrators of violence in El Salvador. In 2017, this innovative program expanded into Chicago to create tangible, high quality opportunities that nourish the minds, expand the voices and share the personal truths of individuals who have long been underserved and underestimated. Through the process of drafting, revising, and publishing memoirs, participants develop self-reflection, critical thinking, camaraderie, and positive self-projection to author new life narratives.
The powerful memoirs from the 2018-19 cohort complicate the narrative about violence and peace-building, and help author a hopeful future for these young men, their communities, and the city of Chicago.