"From the White House to the South Side of Chicago: Can Digital Media Save Young People's Lives?", the first in a series of Media Matters presentations, will focus on digital media can be used to combat violence among youths and how young activists are already using media tools.

Panelists include Cathy Cohen, founder of the Black Youth Project and principal researcher of the Youth and Participatory Politics Survey Project; Biko Baker, executive director of the League of Young Voters; Martin Macias Jr., media activist and youth organizer at Chicago Fair Trade; and Charity Tolliver, organizer at Black on Both Sides.

The event at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., is free and open to the public.