‘THE OTHER SIDE OF CHICAGO’ SHOWS POSITIVE ASPECTS OF CHICAGO
ASPECTS OF CHICAGO
Vivian R. Jones in April 1993. Jones started the organization
as a child welfare organization and felt Black youth needed more
culturally relevant programming. She wanted to put in place a
program that would serve the needs of the whole person and
the whole family. In the beginning, the organization provided
in their own community and their own village as stakeholders
and know they are a viable and very important part of the
community,” Brady said.
programs at Annie B. Jones will be engaged in their communities and take initiative and responsibility to make it the best it can be. The hope is to help people to be more empowered and that the empowerment will trickle to the next generation, which will break generational cycles of poverty and health issues.
goal of helping young people with inner healing, tranquility and peace. Project Lift was launched in 2022 as a violence prevention program. The hope is the young people who participate in the program experience what it feels like to be part of a village.
to see that is not the only thing that happens in the Black community. She believes the negative light people see the Black community in, is intentional and she hopes that by showing more positive aspects, people will see the other side.
want young people to see this film. We want them to know
there is a village of caring warriors that are on the battlefield for
them everyday,” Brady said.
the District 3 Police Station and the work of the clergy, police
and community. She believes that segment can point the community to a better way of working together with all the
stakeholders. People who have seen the documentary during
the private screenings have felt hopeful about the positive way Black Chicago was presented. The film will be available on YouTube at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, on the ABJ Civic Arts
Center, visit abjchicago.org.
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