missing in chicago

“The Beacon of Light” mural in North Lawndale was painted by Local artist Rahmaan Statik Barnes in 2006 with the help of local youth. It depicts intergenerational unity among the Lawndale community. (Photo: Sebastián Hidalgo)

Join us on November 15 to learn more about this project and hear the latest updates.

Instagram Live with Trina and Sarah
Wednesday, November 15, 6:15 p.m.

Join the Invisible Institute and City Bureau for a digital launch of our Chicago Missing Persons investigation. Go behind the scenes with the project’s creators, Trina Reynolds-Tyler and Sarah Conway, who will discuss their two-year investigation into patterns of how police respond to missing Black women and girls in Chicago and share updates on how legislators in Illinois are handling the crisis.

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City Bureau Public Newsroom 151: Black, Young and Missing
Thursday, August 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
3619 S. State St, Suite 400

Who goes missing in Chicago? And what happens next to help families find their loved ones? Missing person cases have drawn both local and national attention to how police handle these cases. Reporters Trina Reynolds-Tyler, Invisible Institute, and Sarah Conway, City Bureau, found that Black people have made up two-thirds of all missing person cases reported to the Chicago Police Department over the last 20 years. 57% of these cases are for Black children under the age of 21. Join City Bureau and the Invisible Institute to learn more about the prevalence of missing Black teens and short and long-term solutions for this systemic problem, including resources, prevention, and the decriminalization of survival work.

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