Report To The Public: An Untold Story of the Conservative Vice Lords

An exhibition and museum of the streets.

Exhibit Opening: Friday June 22, 2012

5:30 – 8pm

@ Art In These Times – 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd FL

For more information call the Hull-House Museum: (312) 413-5353 or see the project website. RSVP on Facebook!

About: In the late 1960s, members of the Conservative Vice Lords rose up and fought for the life of their community. They incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and received funding from major foundations to organize youth, protest unfair housing policies and working conditions, open small businesses, and fight for peace and racial equality.

Regarded by some as innovative grassroots organizers and others as violent criminals, the CVL forged new possibilities for themselves and their community. This project is intended to open a dialogue about gangs today and opportunities for creating social change from within.
Do you remember the CVL?
What would it take for gang members today to bring peace to the streets?
Call the CVL hotline to answer these questions at (559) 546-1875.

Co sponsored by: Jane Addams Hull House Museum, UIC College of Architecture and the Arts, UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, and In These Times.

See press from: Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, WBEZ, Chicago Reader and Timeout Chicago.

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