Creative Resistance to the PIC: Youth Voices – June 16

Join us on Saturday June 16th from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm for an upcoming event!

Creative Resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex: Youth Voices is a showcase of the work produced by young people ages 12 to 24 in Chicago about oppressive policing and mass incarceration.

This event is co-sponsored by Free Spirit Media, Insight Arts, Kuumba Lynx, the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, Project NIA, Street-Level Youth Media

When: Saturday, June 16th
Time: 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Congress Lounge
Info: This event will be at no cost to participants but Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

Register HERE

All ages are welcome to attend the event.

Schedule for the Day:

11:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Film Screenings
We will share several short films made by youth about various aspects of the prison industrial complex including juvenile incarceration, juvenile expungement of criminal records, violence against young women, the school-to-prison pipeline.

A few of the specific films include:

Every Child Deserves A Second Chance by Josh Jackson (Free Spirit Media)
Brick Walls (Community TV Network)
No Place for Kids (Project NIA)
No More Violence against Our Sistas! (Sista II Sista)

2:30-4:00 p.m. — Spoken Word by Youth
We invite interested young people to share their poetry and spoken word about the impact(s) of the prison industrial complex.

Contact projectnia@hotmail.com for more information or to sign up to perform and/or showcase your art and work at this event.

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