On June 18th, 2005, twenty teenagers from Young Chicago Authors (YCA) walked next door to face the “Axe Effect” ad erected not even a week after the YCA Mural , a series of nine huge panels created by the artist Chris Silva in partnership with community youth , was torn down by developers who are […]
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About Anna West
Anna West is a poet, educator, organizer and outgoing director of Young Chicago Authors. For nine year she has brought her passion for language and youth expression to schools, community centers, shelters, hospitals and the streets.