enero 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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enero 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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noviembre 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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noviembre 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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noviembre 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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octubre 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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octubre 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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octubre 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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septiembre 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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julio 20, 2020

Dear Chicago: Send a video letter to Chicago youth

Dear Chicago: Chicago Youth Telling Their Truths is a new program by ConTextos that centers the expertise, stories and self-determination of Chicago’s young people. We…

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julio 10, 2020

Knowone To Call

The truth is that in the heat of the moment, when life is on the line, there is no one to call. Only choices to…

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julio 7, 2020

Dear fellow inmates, and ConTextos family and supporters,

All of us reduced to state issued numbers and charges have got the worst of it during this Covid “Pandemic.” The state and I.D.O.C. have…

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junio 23, 2020

100 Days of Open Circle

Today is 100 days. 100 days of writing. 100 days of connection. 100 days of community building. 100 days of ConTextos’ Open Circle, our first-ever…

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