Exhibit Opening: Friday June 22, 2012
5:30 – 8pm
@ Art In These Times – 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd FL
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.