Joyce Jones toasts her 17-year-old daughter Brasha Ford and her prom date Jacques Williams during their prom send off, a community event celebrating the couple outside of Williams's home.
Rites of Passage define our lives. They signify the progress of time as well as our citizenship in a tribe, in a culture ó in life itself.
Chicago commemorates these moments in ways that reflect its diversity, but through difference, we find commonality. We are all connected through these formal and informal ceremonies that remind us how much family, love and time shape us.