We Love This! Young Women Make Art…


As part of a partnership between the Jane Addams Hull House Museum and Project NIA, young women at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center worked with teaching artist Elgin Smith during the month of August to create art for a zine about juvenile justice.

Here a young woman draws her depiction of Jane Addams after learning about her role in establishing the first Juvenile Court in the nation in 1899.

This is part of a larger project that involves youth on the inside and youth on the outside creating a graphic novel about the history and current manifestations of juvenile justice.  This project has been documented by Girl Talk volunteer and Chicago Freedom School Board Co-Chair, Eva Nagao at the Cradle to Prison Blog.

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About chicagogirltalk

We are a group of women who are working together to support young women who are incarcerated in our local juvenile jail.

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