March 8, 2021

HERSTORY: Celebrating the Women of ConTextos

DEBRA GITTLER Founder & Executive Director  Debra aka ‘La Jefa’ is an educator and literacy advocate who founded ConTextos in El Salvador in 2011. She…

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March 5, 2021

The Creator Took His Time With You

This piece was written during circle in our new program Into A Black Beyond. IABB is a digital reading & writing circle for Black Chicagoans…

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February 16, 2021

Hard Histories

This piece was written during circle in our new program Into A Black Beyond. IABB is a digital reading & writing circle for Black Chicagoans…

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January 27, 2021

America Goddamn

This piece was written during circle in our new program Into A Black Beyond. IABB is a digital reading & writing circle for Black Chicagoans…

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January 14, 2021

The people want segregation

This piece was written during circle in our new program Into A Black Beyond. IABB is a digital reading & writing circle for Black Chicagoans…

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January 12, 2021

Follow My Lead

I am already behind the power curve from an excessive mistake I made as a teen...this killing not necessarily greater than the recent others but…

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November 25, 2020

A Letter of Gratitude

And yet, in both of these places ConTextos calls home where we work with those who are bearing the deepest wounds we find illuminating hope.…

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November 17, 2020

Open Circle Author published in the Las Vegas Sun!

We are excited to share this piece written by Craig Hall, one of our most consistent Open Circle participants. Craig submitted this piece written during…

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November 3, 2020

Open Circle: Before the First Before

At the start of the pandemic shut down, ConTextos felt the urgent need to create a consistent, open space where folks could gather to commune, write, and…

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October 30, 2020

Open Circle: Success

At the start of the pandemic shut down, ConTextos felt the urgent need to create a consistent, open space where folks could gather to commune, write, and…

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October 21, 2020

Open Circle: 10/16/2020

At the start of the pandemic shut down, ConTextos felt the urgent need to create a consistent, open space where folks could gather to commune,…

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October 14, 2020

Dear Chicago: It’s Complicated

I am thrilled to be a part of the ConTextos team now as the Director of Communications and Development. Writing has always been such an…

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September 29, 2020
Job Posting: Teaching Artists. Photography, Mural, Digital, Comic, Visual

Job Posting: Teaching Artists. Photography, Mural, Digital, Comic, Visual

Dear Chicago Community Arts Program in Auburn Gresham Seeking 4 part-time contracted positions: 8 weeks, 25-30 hour/week October through December 2020 Meaningful stipend based on…

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