Project NIA invites you to join us for a series of events about policing, violence, and resistance (March 18-March 29). This series is inspired by the work that we & our allies created and developed in 2012. Co-sponsors of these events include: the UIC Social Justice Initiative, the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls & Young Women, and Community Cinema (Chicago).
All events take place at the Pop-Up Just Art Space, 729 West Maxwell Street. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Black & Blue: Art about Policing, Violence and Resistance
Project NIA believes strongly in the value and importance of creative resistance. We use art (in its various forms) to communicate with a broad array of individuals about the injustice of the prison industrial complex. To that end, we invited artists (youth & adults) to contribute prints and posters relating to policing, violence, and resistance. We are thrilled to be able to exhibit art created by Billy Dee, Eric Garcia, Leigh Klonsky, Eva Nagao, Mauricio Pineda, youth from La Lucha Arte, students from Bowen High School, and others. The exhibition opens on March 19th with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us. In addition, you can still contribute art to the exhibit until March 28th.
Saturday March 23rd
4 to 6 p.m. — Intergenerational Readings about Policing, Violence, and Resistance
Join youth and adults from across Chicago as we share and read poetry and prose about police violence. Bring an original piece of writing or bring your favorite existing poem or prose to share.
Feel free to come as early as 3:30 p.m. to view the Black & Blue exhibition and to have some snacks.