We are CPS high school students who want to make a difference. Our groups, WHO ARE WE To Decide Who Is American and BASKETS NOT BULLETS have worked since middle school to raise awareness and funds to fight hate, discrimination against immigrants and also gang and gun violence. We are Chicago students who believe that kids need to use our voices to make the world and our futures better.
What we are doing
We’re creating a Chicago Students’ Wall of Hope Not Hate to exhibit in the Spring of 2019. We are inviting all CPS high school students from around the city to submit writing or artwork for this indoor Wall. Submissions are due on April 22th.
Guidelines for submissions
Students (or their teachers, family members) should send high quality photos of their artwork via our Google Form by April 22th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBUy3HJqiC-JIqLHdrtVeS90rPsXBeQ-WnF0MlLGPiJM7cFA/viewform All artwork: ·Must be student’s own original art (painting, drawing, digital) or writing that can be posted on an indoor wall. ·Must address cultural or political issue(s) that student feels strongly about without spreading hate or negatively targeting any specific individuals or groups. ·Should be no larger than a 9 x 12 inch space. ·Must be appropriate for public display in language and content (no cursing or sexual images). ·Must include student’s name, school, grade, and parent/guardian approval along with title and brief description of art. Student name and school must also be on back of artwork if selected (please see our Google Form).
·Mid March to April 22nd: Students will have this time to work on and complete their art. ·April 22nd: Deadline for submitting photos of student artwork and the submission form through this Google Form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBUy3HJqiC-JIqLHdrtVeS90rPsXBeQ-WnF0MlLGPiJM7cFA/viewform ·April 30th: Students will be notified of chosen artwork. ·Week of May 13th: Exhibit for Chicago Student Wall of Hope Not Hate will be presented at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall.We believe that this is perfect as an indoor space for its central location and message of civic involvement.
Q & A
what is the purpose of students creating this wall of art?
To make a statement that we don't need walls that keep those in need out or those struggling locked in. We offer an alternative wall of hope to send a message that students care about what's happening around us and can use our voices to express our views without spreading hate.