Chicago, IL, February 20- Chicago has been a city under fire, as the violence continues to escalate the key question centers on stopping the violence. Broken Windows is a riveting stage play written by Cassandra Bell that addresses that very question. Broken Windows tackles the crossroads faced by our youth such as, guns in our communities, high dropout rates, anger, illiteracy, incarceration and violence. The goal is to promote critical thinking and good decision making under pressure related situations. The play stares 13 young African American males from ages 9yrs to 25yrs portraying real life scenarios from our headlines.
The story centers on 19 year old Michael White Jr. who is helping his mother raise his 6 younger brothers. A story that is all too common in today's society. Broken Windows is based on a criminal justice theory by social scientist James Wilson and George Kellings. The theory is simple, its states, "Ignoring little problems in your community creates a feeling of poverty and abandonment."
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Harold Washington Cultural Center (View)
4701 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60411