audio and video stories 

Stories about police encounters with youth in Chicago, recorded in 2011-2012 at Circles and Ciphers, the Broadway Youth Center, Project NIA, the Howard Area Community Center and Build, Inc. Chain Reaction also began to document stories about times people did not call the police and set off a different chain reaction, stories we hope to gather more of in the next stage of the project.

Chain Reaction at the Broadway Youth Center

BYC is a drop-in center for LGBTQ youth in Chicago. Youth at the BYC interviewed each other to produce these stories.

Chain Reaction at the Southwest Youth Collaborative

Youth on the southwest side of Chicago tell their stories about police encounters in a hyper-policed neighborhood.