A Jesuit Dreamer
The following digital projects stem from my faith; a faith that does justice.
Connected Chicago is a Grassroots Restorative Justice Campaign. Find out how YOU can Connect Chicago by visiting AConnectedChicago.Org
Unequal distribution of justice, safety, wealth, stability and opportunity in Chicago. Unresolved racial tensions and segregation from past and present discriminatory practices. We still have a lot of healing to do.
The Underlying Cause
In a city as densely populated as Chicago, we have somehow managed to create a false sense of distance and separation from one another.
We restore a sense of human connection through storytelling, peace circles, relationship building. We cross boundaries and barriers, talking to people who seem dissimilar to us. CONNECTED CHICAGO offers a chance for reconciliation to those who have been harmed by institutional systems.
The online storytelling component of the campaign is not a substitute for real-life engagement or proximity with persons, but a supplement for engaging these, at times unknown, Chicago stories.
Dreaming can be overwhelming, especially when we dream big. A Connected Chicago is a big dream and thus has a big journey.