During the 2011–2012 school year, the non-profit organization Voices of a People’s History ran a pilot project in Chicago to bring free educational resources, public performing arts programming, film screenings, and professional development workshops to educators and their students in Chicago area public schools and in community organizations. The Chicago Voices pilot launched in Fall 2011. The focus was to:
The Chicago pilot project was inspired by the work of the Howard Zinn, who co-founded Voices and whose books were be part of the free toolkit provided to Chicago educators.
Here is some news coverage of the events:
The People Speak, Live! | TimeOut Chicago
Matt Damon leads an evening of left-leaning prose at Metro | Chicago Tribune: The Theater Loop
Empowerment in the Classroom: How do we teach high school students to see themselves as protagonists in history? One idea involves Lupe Fiasco, Matt Damon, and the late Howard Zinn | by Yana Kunichoff in Yes! Magazine
Photo/image: Matt Damon with TEAM Englewood Students. WBEZ/Natalie Moore.