Free Speech and The Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew

Community screening of “Free Speech and The Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew” a film about a street artist and his pursuit of freedom of speech and the US legal system.
When- Friday, November 14th at 7:30pm
Where- Logan Theater, 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Introduction to Restorative Justice and Peace Circles

At Roosevelt University in the Auditorium Building Room 410

October 10, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Restorative justice is about building relationships, open and honest communication, repairing harm, equal voice, respect, empathy and healing. This workshop will introduce the concept of restorative justice and present examples of how it is being deployed in Chicago today.

Peace circles are one example of this practice. They create safe spaces for authentic youth and inter-generational engagement. At this workshop we will explore ways to built positive relationships and healthy communities through restorative justice . You will learn the power of the circle by experiencing the circle process .


The Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Consortium (SLCEC*) presents a faculty professional learning session: Service-Learning: Paradigm, Pedagogy, Practice

SCLEC oct 10

The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival (CISCFF)

As you all know, change cannot happen without educating and inspiring the masses or without youth being at the forefront of whatever movement results.

Today, Roosevelt would like to encourage you to support an organization and a campaign that is the vehicle for exactly that. The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival (CISCFF) and the #CISCFF500 Campaign.

CISCFF is a vehicle for social change that uses film to educate and inspire people to address the world’s greatest issues.
#CISCFF500 is CISCFF’s campaign to donate 500 tickets to youth (ages 14-22).

To participate, all people need to do is buy their tickets for CISCFF (which will take place from 9/26-28 at Showplace Icon, 150 W. Roosevelt, see the attached schedule of incredible and inspiring films) by 9/15 via ($20/ticket) and a ticket will be donated to youth for each ticket purchased!

Purchasing tickets early ensures that more youth get to see and create change this year so don’t wait to get your tickets!

Labor Movement & Women Conference in St. Louis

The Veteran Feminist of America will be hosting a conference on the relationship between the Labor Movement and the Women’s Movement on Saturday, September 27th at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri. Scholarships are available.

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Restorative Justice & Peace Circles: An Introduction

Mentorship Opportunities Available

New Horizon Mentorship Program

Are you interested in helping combat disengagement and dropout rates among youth who may be from undeserved communities?  Become a New Horizons Mentor and do just that!  New Horizon Mentors are matched with a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student to help them connect to their schoolwork, motivate, and increase the students’ performance in school.  You will meet with your student at the Gads Hill Center in the Pilsen neighborhood (right off the pink line), once per week for two hours at a time.  The New Horizon Mentorship program will not only look great on your resume, but you will be positively impacting the community by providing social-emotional and academic support to students who need it.

Spark Mentorship Program

The Spark program and their volunteers work to keep our 7th and 8th grade youth in school and engaged in class.  By volunteering only two hours, once a week, you will be matched with a student at the Roosevelt University campus you will help these students reach the tremendous potential they are capable of.  This opportunity will be a great resume booster as well as being a positive influence on society!


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