A site to get the youth and others involved in protests and social movements

Erin G, Kassie O, Sophie W, Lauryn M.

Our website was created to allow people to have access to social movements and protests occurring in the city of Chicago. We created many ways to get involved in these movements. We also gave information on why we think protesting is important, what a protest is, what being an ally is, and why we care.

Informing the public about social movements and gatherings in their area. Many of these protests occur without people getting an advanced notice; therefore, we hope this website will help get more people involved in important societal issues.

We made a website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Users can enter their location to see what is going on near them on a calendar type layout. Users can also have an account and post about movements they are leading. We have a section that has descriptions of each of the major movements currently occurring. We used the Google Maps API to insert a map on our website to help users locate where the gatherings are occurring. We would like to include a section where users can post pictures and videos of their experiences at protests to show others.

The problem is that people are unaware of what protests and social movements are happening in their communities. We will overcome this problem by giving people information on how to get involved and influencing more people to get involved.

People said that our project is important because it is about what is currently happening now. It is important for people to know what is going on around them.

This website, ProtestChicago, was created by four girls who participated in the 2016 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion program. We designed this website to make it easier for people to get together to participate in protests and social movements across the city of Chicago. After researching, we realized that the lack of communication in relation to protesting and social movements is not being addressed. Therefore, we are now one of few websites that help people organize and attend protests.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at UIC - Grace Hopper.