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IYM Rebuilding Foundations

Rebuilding Foundations, Part Two

For over twenty years, students at University Laboratory High School have worked with Illinois Public Media to produce audio documentaries covering a wide range of issues. One project has taken them further afield than usual:  to Clarksdale, Mississippi and other Delta communities, to see how Habitat for Humanity and other organizations are bringing greater opportunity and renewed purpose to people's lives. This is part two; for part one, click here

Students standing on the roof of a house.

Photo courtesy Stella Faux

IYM Rebuilding Foundations

Introducing the Rebuilding Foundations project

For over twenty years, students at University Laboratory High School have worked with Illinois Public Media to produce audio documentaries covering a wide range of issues. Their latest project has taken them further afield than usual:  to Clarksdale, Mississippi and other Delta communities, to see how Habitat for Humanity and other organizations are bringing greater opportunity and renewed purpose to people's lives.  

IYM Right to Marry Blog

The Pursuit of Happiness: The Struggle for Marriage Equality from the 1950s to 2015

This documentary explores the experiences of these traditionally marginalized couples from the 1950s to the present, and offers insight into evolving perceptions of race and sexuality throughout this time. Students at University Laboratory High School, in collaboration with Illinois Public Media WILL-AM 580, interviewed 16 individuals and couples whose stories capture both struggle and triumph as the battle for marriage equality has played out.

IYM Right to Marry Blog

Breaking Down Barriers - TRANSGENDER

By the end of this month, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Students from University Laboratory High School have prepared a series of reports on the history of the right to marry in contemporary American society. Today in the final installment of Breaking Barriers we meet Kathleen Robbins, a transgender woman.  Series producer Vinay Koshy narrates the story written by Uni High student Keisha Patel.