Upcoming Events – March-June 2011

Chicago PIC Collective

Sunday March 27th – 1 to 4 p.m.
Illustrating Intersections:Gender and the Prison-Industrial Complex
A workshop featuring the Beehive Collective

Where: Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State Ste. 3N

Please join the Chicago Freedom School, the Chicago Prison-Industrial Complex Teaching Collective and Maine’s Beehive Collective for an interactive Communiversity event about the intersections between prisons, policing, and gender. We’ll use illustrations, posters, and photographs to deepen our analysis of how the PIC targets queer and trans people in specific ways, and to discuss the impacts of imprisonment on women, trans people, and gender non-conforming people who get caught up in this system of violence.

The Beehive Collective will also give a brief tour of their incredible poster about mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachians, and we will learn ways to use illustrations to teach and learn about social justice issues.

This event is FREE and ALL AGES.

You can download the flyer for this event here.

Please RSVP to lewispants@gmail.com

Brought to you by the Chicago Freedom School and the Chicago PIC Teaching Collective, With the Beehive Collective

The Collective will be offering our PIC 101 introductory workshop twice in the coming weeks.

April 16, 20111:30 to 5:30 — Space is limited to 25 people.   Register here.

June 11, 20111:30 to 5:30 – Space is limited.  Check here for information about this session in the future.

Exploring the Roots of Violence Initiative

March 25, 2011 – 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Visual Storytelling for Community Accountability: Healing, Intervention, and Transformation

Interested in creating collective responses to incidents of relationship violence? Collective strategies for communal healing, intervention and accountability, as well as community-based prevention and transformation?

Join us in a workshop with the Beehive Collective! We will develop collective responses to violence, generate visual metaphors and images, and learn the steps to creating graphic campaigns.  The Bees will share tips and tricks learned through years of collaboratively producing educational, story-telling graphics.  At the end of the workshop, participants will come away with ideas for creative interventions into everyday relationship violence.

March 25, 2011
10:30 to 2:30 p.m.
O’Connell Building, Room 330
Depaul University
2320 N. Kenmore

RSVP to projectniaevents@hotmail.com – Click here for the flyer.

The Bees craft visual metaphors and weave them together in a patchwork “quilt” of personal stories. Humming with activity, the group’s mission is to “cross-pollinate the grassroots” by creating images that educate the public and deconstruct complex geopolitical issues. Check out their website: http://www.beehivecollective.org

This event is sponsored by Project NIA in collaboration with Building Communities, Ending Violence (of the Women and Gender Research Initiative), The Women’s Center, and Peace Justice and Conflict Studies, all at DePaul University.

April 9, 20112 to 4:30 p.m. – Join Krista Wortendyke as she discusses her photography project “Killing Season: Chicago 2010.”

Depaul University Richardson Library, Dorothy Day Room (Room 400)

2350 N. Kenmore Ave

RSVP at projectniaevents@hotmail.com. Click here for the flyer.

This event is co-sponsored with Building Communities, Ending Violence at Depaul University.

May 12th 20115:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Cradle to Prison Pipeline Project will release three new zines about the juvenile justice system and the prison industrial complex.  Where: Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted. This is co-sponsored by the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Project NIA, and the Chicago Freedom School. More information is forthcoming.

Girl Talk

April 20, 20116 to 8:30 p.m. – Girl Talk Dinner and Dialogue
Girl Talk is a bi-weekly girl-specific project held every other Saturday in the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center (JTDC).

We invite you to join us for dinner and discussion about gender-responsive policy and our work at JTDC.

WHAT: Dinner with appetizers and dessert
DATE: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
TIME: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
WHERE: UIC Student Center West, Chicago Room
828 S. Wolcott Ave
ADMISSION: Free but Pre-Registration is Required. Register here.

We will circulate an article in advance that may guide dinner discussions and suggestions for next steps. That article will be posted here at our blog.

Space is limited and registration is open. Pre-register here.

You can download the event flyer here.

This event is co-sponsored by Project NIA and the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

May 14, 201111:30 to 1 p.m. Information Session for New Volunteers.  More information is forthcoming.

Juvenile Justice Advocacy Training Program

March 26, 20119:30 to 5 p.m. – Understanding Youth Detention and Incarceration

April 30, 20119:30 to 5 p.m. — Race, Racism, and the Juvenile Justice System

May 21, 20119:30 to 5 p.m. — Gender in the Juvenile Justice System

All sessions take place at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – projectniaevents@hotmail.com.

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