It is our hope that through these programs (such as the youth for Peace Fashion Event) we at CUARC will be able to spread our peaceful message, and will encourage people to examine how sexism, racism, homophobia and other "isms" effect our lives.
The FREE Peace Fashion Event features a fashion show in which youth groups around Chicago model their self-created peace fashions. In addition we present a conversation about peace in our communities and what we can do as a collective force to continue spreading peace in our city.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our upcoming events!
Peace Walks- easy, fun, and short walks for peace!
Dedicated to peace-building! Children and adults from everywhere are welcome to walk with us to promote peace, happiness, & safety. Contact us to find out when the next peace walk will happen!
Peace Parks Projects and Creating Peace Sculptures
We are acquiring vacant lots in North Lawndale and transforming them into peace parks with peace sculptures and life size sculptures of African American heroes.
Fashion Design Ideas
How to make a: Fashion vest
1. Lay out fabric of any kind (prefer thick) and have the model lay on top of it.
2. Trace around the model's torso and shoulders (do this twice)leave extra seam room
3. Cut out the 2 pieces.
4. Leave one whole (this will be the back) and cut the other one down the middle. Cut a hole for the head- not too big, can always make it bigger later.
5. Attach the cut piece to the whole piece with thread leaving a hole for the arms on each side.
6. Decorate with acrylic paint.
Braided T-shirt headband
1. Cut three 1 inch strips of fabric from the T-shirt
2. Align the pieces and tie a knot at one end
3. Braid pieces together to desired length (varies by head circumference)
4. Tie a knot to hold braid in place
5. Drape it around your head and tie two ends together!
Tie-dye shorts (can also be done with t-shirts)
1. Take a pair of khaki or white shorts
2. Purchase a tie-dye kit (or look up making your own tie-dye online).
3. Soak shirt in soda ash/dye fixer mixture before tie-dyeing.
4. Bundle up using rubber bans – folding/
5. Tie Dye! (Be careful about mixing too many colors/mixing together complementary colors that make brown (i.e. red and green, purple and yellow, or blue and orange)
6. Place into Ziploc bag and let stand for a day or so.
7. If you want to, you can use fabric paint to paint a design onto your t-shirt after it has been tie-dyed.
T-shirt scarf (http://le-amour-propre.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-t-shirt-scarf.html)
1. Cut the bottom hem off of the shirt and set aside for later.
2. Cut the shirt into 1-inch strips (all the way up to the armpit)
3. Gather all the cut strips and start stretching the fabric