Former Program Coordinator, FSM News West
A decorated educator and artist whose willingness to commit to truth, transparency, and social justice has yielded transformative youth development programming within north, south, and west side communities of Chicago.
“The Free Spirit Media Effect” was created in conjunction with Free Spirit Media’s InPathways Cohort, Youth Council and our amazing partners and staff. It premiered on May 30, 2019 at FOCUS 2019.
When Annetta Wilson went to Ghana, she didn’t know that listening to elders talk about a mythical bird would change her and her North Lawndale community.
“Sankofa— [it means] you have to look back, know where you came from to know where you’re going. So this mythical bird that we adopted, it looks back and goes forward,” said Wilson, who was a pregnant and parenting ward of the state for Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) at that time.
By Free Spirit PRO.
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This video is presented in collaboration with Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy through more than 30 exhibitions, as well as hundreds of talks, tours and special events in 2018.