December 4 — The Art of Giving at the HumanThread Gallery in the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th street. This event is sponsored by the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. You can download the flier for the event here (PDF).
The Art of Giving is an opportunity to create art while still reflecting, recognizing and remembering the young people incarcerated in the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC). This event will be happening during the powerful Picturing A World Without Prisons: Images, Words, & Sounds exhibit. We will be screen printing, making cards for youth and other great arts/crafts projects. All we ask is for a donation of item(s) requested by youth at the JTDC, you can find the list below as well as on the flyer attached. If you are unable to join us for the event and would still like to donate please feel free to contact Jenine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, RSVP at the Eventbrite or on the Facebook Page.
Accepting the following donations:
Axe deodorant (no body spray or gel)
Ethnic Hair Care Products
Notebooks (no spiral)
Pads (Kotex, etc. no tampons)
Primary Reading Materials (reading workbooks, etc.)
Young adult fiction (stories with African American and Latin@ characters are especially welcome)