January 2018 Newsletter

6 DAYS Left for the Chi DNA Crowdfunding Campaign!
We are in our final push of the Indiegogo campaign for the Chi DNA feature. We want this, and every SoapBox project, to be a community integrated and community amplifying. Please consider backing the project with whatever you are willing. A little bit, collectively, can go a long way. We appreciate you helping us make this happen.
The Chicago Drill and Activism (shorthand: Chi DNA) feature documentary and cross-platform, multi-media project explores the creation, meaning, perspectives, and connections between drill rap and the resurgence of grassroots activism since the early 2010s through the eyes of the people involved. More at
Listen to our affiliate podcast where we pair critical analyses of media, politics, culture, and everyday happenings with the tastiest bourbons and spirits.
Original Chi DNA interviewees, Ruby Pinto (left) and Charles Preston (right), talk to BrownTown about art in activism, drill rap, intersectionality, radical organizing in Chicago, and the current #NoCopAcademy fight.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 8.1 - Toxic Masculinity & Resisting with Privilege
Ep. 8.2 - Everyday Feminism & Fighting the Patriarchy
Ep. 8.3 - Sexism in Mixed Company
Ep. 9 - Chi DNA: Art in Activism ft. Charles Preston

Ep. 10 & 11 ft. Ruby Pinto coming soon!
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Our Episode 8 three-part series examines toxic masculinity, feminism, and the power dynamics of systemic patriarchy amid recent sexual allegations in Washington, Hollywood, and...well...everywhere. Big thanks to our guests Joanna Preston, Madison Zielinski, Jamie Nesbett, and Larone Ellison!
Americans United Against Destructive Driving
Last June we partnered with
What Matters Productions to create a 75 and 30 second narrative commercial for Americans United Against Destructive Driving (AUADD) urging the public to join in their mission to make our roads safer and help solicit used car donations to help victims of destructive drivers. More at

Calvin's Story: Homeless Healer UPDATE!

Calvin's Story has now been accepted into 11 film festivals, picking up Best Documentary at the Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival, Best Director - Quinn Wilson at the Global Impact Film Festival in Washington, D.C.!

2018 Projects & Events

Community Events

Producing films and challenging systemic inequality through research and action is not cheap. Therefore, we need all the help we can get. If you like our work, please support us. Anything and everything is greatly appreciated.
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