Leadership Council Videos

  • Lynda Lopez Shares Her College & Career Journey
  • Rid Your Vocabulary Of Retarded
  • NUF Said: Insights on Violence
  • NUF Said: Youth Perspectives on Violence
  • Lynda Lopez Shares Her College & Career Journey

    Watch YLC member Lynda Lopez talk about her journey to college.
  • Rid Your Vocabulary Of Retarded

    Youth Leadership Council member Nicole Zakheim created this video. She states: My school has had a lot of politically incorrect words banned, but we hadn't covered one that affects a lot of students, including myself. Retarded. I was hearing it way to much in the hallways, and it didn't make sense to me that the same kids who had banned words like "gay" from their vocabulary weren't stopping and thinking about "retarded". Giving a negative connotation to a word that applies to so many people is ignorant and I wanted to make sure that people were aware of what their words meant. I wrote, shot and edited this at my school. The people in the PSA are all students at my school, who all object to the wrong usage of "retarded."
  • NUF Said: Insights on Violence

    As participants of the NUF Said project (nuf-said.org), Leadership Council members created videos around the topic of crime & violence. The majority of the NUF SAID survey respondents felt they didn’t witness or weren’t involved in violence, abuse, harassment or discrimination on a frequent basis. Based on these responses, Beyondmedia youth interviewed their peers on how they define violence.
  • NUF Said: Youth Perspectives on Violence

    As participants of the NUF Said project (nuf-said.org), Leadership Council members created videos around the topic of crime & violence. In this video, Chain of Change Youth Leadership Council member Lynda Lopez asks local youth about their experiences with violence in Chicago. Youth share their definitions, personal stories, and solutions to the violence.
  • Lynda Lopez Shares Her College & Career Journey
  • Rid Your Vocabulary Of Retarded
  • NUF Said: Insights on Violence
  • NUF Said: Youth Perspectives on Violence

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The CoC Youth Leadership Council act as peer representatives who co-facilitative workshops and screenings, outreach for the project, provide support to partners and shape the direction of CoC. Leaders articulate their views on violence and document the violence and anti-violence work that often goes unreported in mainstream media.

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