GGM CHICAGO

In the summer of 2014 GlobalGirl Media (GGM) Chicago trained and mentored 35 diverse teenaged girls in an intensive seven week program, the largest GGM summer training thus far! The final culmination of the summer training produced five stories for the “webisode” series, “Justice and Liberty for All”, civically engaging youth through issues that concern them. Story topics include: economic disparities for LGBTQ and homeless teens, beauty and cultural stereotypes inhibiting individual and social potential, the real lives of undocumented students and families, and sexual assault on college campuses. Read more…

  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING: TEENS CAUGHT IN THE SHADOWS

    Published on Dec 12, 2014 Six high school students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools learned about human trafficking in Illinois through an investigative project. The students, all enrolled in Columbia Links, a program that enhances the journalistic and leadership skills of Chicago teens and teachers, presented their research on human trafficking at a Nov. 6 town hall meeting held at [...]

  • JUSTICE AND LIBERTY FOR ALL: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENT VICTIM OF RAPE CULTURE

    Published on Dec 10, 2014 #College campuses reported nearly 5,000 #forcible #sex offenses in 2012, putting #college #women at a higher risk for sexual #assault than their non-college bound peers, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Olivia Ortiz, a former #student the prestigious institution, University of Chicago, Three years ago, on the college campus, Ortiz became a victim of [...]

  • JUSTICE AND LIBERTY FOR ALL: AN ALL AMERICAN UNDOCUMENTED GIRL

    There are about 11 million #undocumented immigrants from all over the world in the United States of #America. Some might be more #American than undocumented, like 19 year-old Citlalli Bueno, an honor #student at the #Illinois Institute of Technology. Citlalli was brought to this country when she was 2 years old, learned English, studied the #constitution, excelled in her classes [...]

  • GGM Reporters Investigate Opinions on Sexting

    Three freshman boys at a Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL were recently charged with felony distribution of child pornography after an investigation of sexting and cyberbullying involving a female classmate.  Although the boys have been released to the custody of their parents, the investigation continues. This has been a wake up call for teens and parents across Chicago. GlobalGirl [...]

  • JUSTICE AND LIBERTY FOR ALL: BEING LGBTQ IN THE WORKPLACE

    Like many LGBTQ individuals, our subjects were harshly judged and harassed. It is no secret that despite many laws, homosexuals are not treated with justice and equality in almost every sector, especially the work place. Two transgender women share their experience, their fears and their dreams. Also, Katy Weseman, a LGBT student services coordinator at DePaul University, discusses President Obama’s [...]

  • Chicago teens detail how guns have impacted their lives and neighborhoods

    Originally published on http://www.abajournal.com/ by Alison Flowers POSTED NOV 01, 2014 04:40 AM CDT For five years, teenage sisters J’Doria and Jari Taylor lived on a tree-lined street of brick homes in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, and there they grew familiar with the sound of gunfire. The girls didn’t need police statistics to tell them they were surrounded by violence, [...]

  • To Be A Girl In Chicago

    To Be A Girl In Chicago  Spoken Words By Nina Greene, Alondra Garcia, Courtney Johnson and J’Doria Taylor To be a girl in Chicago To others we ain’t nothing but gold digging thots We expected to give up what the boys want leaving behind all respect for ourselves… others assuming it ain’t a lot We are girls Always judged but [...]

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JUSTICE AND LIBERTY FOR ALL: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENT VICTIM OF RAPE CULTURE

JUSTICE AND LIBERTY FOR ALL: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENT VICTIM OF RAPE CULTURE

Published on Dec 10, 2014 #College campuses reported nearly 5,000 #forcible #sex offenses in 2012, putting #college #women at a higher risk for sexual #assault than their... Read more.

Womens Rights/Human Rights

JUSTICE AND LIBERTY FOR ALL: MEDIA PORTRAYS WOMEN AS OBJECTS

JUSTICE AND LIBERTY FOR ALL: MEDIA PORTRAYS WOMEN AS OBJECTS

Published on Dec 10, 2014 GlobalGirl Media reporters went out to the streets of Chicago to find out the different #perspectives and the# definition of #beauty. Among other... Read more.

Health & Environment

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: TEENS CAUGHT IN THE SHADOWS

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: TEENS CAUGHT IN THE SHADOWS

Published on Dec 12, 2014 Six high school students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools learned about human trafficking in Illinois through an investigative project. The students,... Read more.

Politics & Society

ACTIVIST GROUP, CHICAGO WOMEN TAKE ACTION, HOST WOMEN’S ASSEMBLY

ACTIVIST GROUP, CHICAGO WOMEN TAKE ACTION, HOST WOMEN’S ASSEMBLY

Published on Dec 9, 2014 On October 18, 2014, nearly 200 women of all ages gathered to begin the process of creating a #Chicago Women’s #Agenda, a #grassroots project of... Read more.

Arts & Culture

SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS

SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS

By Aimee Rodriguez November 12, 2014 The flyer for SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS with dates and address. I recently watched “a play about men who buy women and girls for sex... Read more.