The Genesis Summer Institute is a curriculum designed to nurture future global leaders who will work on peace-building. The project unites international students and diverse U.S. students for cross-cultural experiences. Students in this year’s program come from Northern Ireland, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bosnia and the U.S. We talk with Wendy Sternberg, founder and executive director of Genesis at the Crossroads and Roheena Madni and Asa Mallon, two students taking part in the Institute.
A culturally enriching and empowering event featuring Chicago’s youth-led organizations & guest speaker Dr. Beth Richie. Crossroads Fund grantees will be discussing and displaying the power of youth activism through dialogue & interaction, a community panel and a social justice expo.
How can digital media help combat gun violence and other social problems plaguing our youth? And how are youth already taking action via media spaces to organize and amplify their voices in their daily lives? A panel explores the possibilities of transforming the lives of young people through new media technologies.