Join us at Mess Hall this week to view an exhibition of youth art depicting the school to prison pipeline. We partnered with the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team and Connect Force at Alternatives Inc. to host a workshop about harsh school disciplinary policies and school pushout on July 31st 2010. As part of that workshop, over a dozen youth also created art illustrating their ideas about the school to prison pipeline.
The following artists have work on display: Femi Adebiyi, John Allen, Zeb Arrington, Antonio Brito, Micheal Bruce, Tom Callahan, Diego Carrera, Justin Grey, Sean Harris, Demetrius Johnson, Timmy Johnson, R. Jones, Shitonia Jones, Oscar Olivares, Chris Ramsey, Miguel Rodriguez.
You can see a slideshow of some of the art on display here
The art will be on display at Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood from Tuesday May 10th to Friday May 13th. You can see the exhibition at these specific times:
Tuesday May 10th – 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 11th — 2 to 6 p.m.
Thursday May 12th — 1 to 4 p.m.
Friday May 13th — 2 to 5 p.m.
If you would like to bring a group of students to the exhibition, please feel free to call 773-392-5165 if you want to set up a different time to come in this week.
Also, don’t forget to join us for “Prepping for Prison: a Discussion about the School to Prison Pipeline” that will also take place at Mess Hall on Tuesday May 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. The discussion will be facilitated by Emily Mannake who is a teacher at Hayt School and a Project NIA volunteer.