In March, Eric Dawson presented a challenge to the students of Chicago - he asked them to to bring together unlikely allies and unleash peace to counter the culture of violence that persists in all of our communities.
The team from the Roberto Clemente Community Academy accepted this challenge and designed an event called "Unify Division" in hopes to bring together both Wicker Park and Humboldt Park. The students felt that in the city of Chicago, there is animosity between neighborhoods that has created a divide in the city. So in order to unify the city, the students are acting as agents of change by creating an event that utilizes these two unlikely allies to elicit peace and abolish the stereotypes that hinders these two neighborhoods from growing to their fullest potential.
Watch the students of the Roberto Clemente Community Academy present their project idea here: