Upcoming October Events Across Chicago – Juvenile Justice & Prison-Related

October 10 — Free Screening of “The House I Live In“.
A new documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the “War on Drugs.”
Please RSVP at 773.548.6675 for this Free Showing

6:00 pm Reception
6:45 pm Screening
8:30 pm Forum
Director Eugene Jarecki will be in attendance.
Chatham Ice Theaters
210 West 87th Street

October 15 — Private Screening “The Central Park Five” – sponsored by the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth
A new documentary by Ken Burns about 5 teens who falsely confessed to assaulting a jogger in NYC’s Central Park in 1989.

Film begins at 6 p.m.
Followed by a panel with filmmaker Sarah Burns
Thorne Auditorium (NU Law School)
420 East Superior Ave

Must RSVP to attend. Click HERE.

October 19 — What Works in Juvenile Justice: A Discussion Series in Cook County
Join the Juvenile Justice Initiative in the auditorium of the Juvenile Court Building, Cook County, for a discussion series about juvenile justice issues and practices.

Speaker: Susan Broderick, Project Director for CJJR’s MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change Initiative at Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, will discuss national trends in juvenile justice.

12:30p-2:30p
Juvenile Court, 1100 S. Hamilton (auditorium)
Pizza will be provided for all who register in advance.
Please RSVP via email to rsvp@jjustice.org

October 21 — October is National Youth Justice Awareness month (Y-JAM).
This is the month when parents, organizations, and concerned citizens collectively participate in events across the country raising awareness about the issues of youth in conflict with the law. Below is information about an event that is taking place in Chicago to commemorate the month and to talk about issues facing youth in conflict with the law. Speakers include: Betty Allen-Green – Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program; Father David Kelly – Precious Blood Ministry; Mr. Simeon Henderson – New Beginnings

October 21, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Precious Blood Ministries
5114 South Elizabeth

October 22 — Black/Inside: A History of Captivity & Confinement — Join us for the opening reception for this new exhibition about the history of black incarceration in the United States.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
AACC Gallery
Addams Hall, Room 207
830 South Halsted Street

October 23 — Alternatives to Juvenile Detention and Incarceration: Can We Succeed? What Will It Take?
What community-based alternatives exist now? How are youth referred to these programs? Are they designed to educate, rehabilitate and address the needs of youth who have drug dependencies, disabilities, mental health or trauma issues? Are there enough housing facilitites and programs available to youth with criminal records?

5:30 p.m.
Gage Gallery
18 S. Michigan Ave

October 24 — Convenient Scapegoats: The Englewood Four and Juvenile Confessions
Joshua A. Tepfer and Terrill Swift will be presenting at this event.

Terrill Swift is one of five Englewood teenagers wrongfully convicted of rape and murder. Despite pretrial DNA testing that excluded all five, four of them were convicted until the Center on Wrongful Convictions linked DNA recovered from the victim to Johnny Douglas. Mr. Swift was released from prison in 2012 after serving more than 15 years.

4 to 5:30 p.m.
Gage Gallery
18 S. Michigan Ave

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