Chicago youth speak out about their experiences and investigations in Operation Storefront. Check out the live show here!
- Rosio and Naadia from Youth Advisory Council, Noble Square
- Desiree, William and Jujuan from Prevention Partnerships, Austin
- Benin from Y2Kwanzaa.org
- Emmanuel and Danier from SGA
- Hosted by: Mayra Mendez, Pilar Amado, Brenda Azueta, Adriana Velazquez, Eddie Narvaez, Isaac Diaz de la Vega from Radio Arte- Vida Media
"Smoke em if you got em" was the attitude towards cigarettes
Tobacco in the Ranks
Saturday March 26th
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St.
Tobacco use among military personnel is 10 percent higher than the general population leaving active and veteran military personnel vulnerable to the short- and long-term affects of smoking.
Join us to learn how veterans and active-duly members of the military are dealing with smoking and addictions and how health workers and researchers are addressing rising tobacco addiction in the military.
How much money do cigarette companies spend on advertising, who are they targeting and why do tobacco giants continue to hide the truth about their products?
Starting in January 2011 Vida Media participants will hit the streets to investigate these questions and launch a yearlong alternative media campaign around the affects of tobacco advertising and tobacco-use in our communities.
This space will be a forum for participants to post research findings, interviews, and media pieces including articles, radio novelas, video diaries, and PSAs. This project is a collaboration between Radio Arte, The Chicago Respiratory Health Association and the National Museum of Mexican Art.
Empezando Enero 2011:
Participantes de “Operation Storefront” investigarán y analizarán la
colocación de publicidad de tabaco y estrategias de marketing en
los medios de comunicación y en nuestras tiendas comunitarias.
De Febrero a Noviembre 2011:
Los participantes producirán diarios en video, radio novelas,
organizarán juntas comunitarias y empezarán una campaña
comunitaria contra el tabaco.
Starting in January 2011:
“Operation Storefront” participants will research and analyze tobacco ad
placements and marketing strategies in mainstream media and in our own
From February to November 2011:
Participants will produce video diaries, radio theatre, organize community
forums and discussions, and launch a community anti-tobacco campaign.