Upcoming PIC-Related Events in Chicago – September

(this continues to be updated as events happen and more are discovered)

Ending September 28No Selves To Defend Exhibition at Art in These Times, 2nd floor of 2040 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 USA. Details are HERE.

September 24, 6 p.m. at United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse Avenue, Circles & Ciphers Community Peace Circle – Join Circles and Ciphers for a bi-weekly community peace circles and in our efforts to make Rogers Park a Restorative Neighborhood.

September 25, 7-9 pm at SAIC Sullivan Galleries, 33 S State St, 7th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603 — Creative Resistance in a Prison Nation: Monthly forum highlighting Chicago-based creative projects addressing mass incarceration in a prison nation. Details about this event are HERE. Download full listing of all events here (PDF).

Presenters: Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Temporary Services and Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP)

Description: In the last decade, a growing number of artists, organizations and activists in the Chicago area have created artwork and developed responses to what is now termed a prison nation The U.S. locks up more people than any other nation in the world and exhausts more resources on confinement and punishment each year. One in 99 adults in the US is incarcerated; the financial and social costs to tax payers and communities is staggering. Conservatives, liberals and members of the left have all called for policy changes, yet when violence and poverty rage in Chicago neighborhoods, the common response is a call to lock more people away for longer prison terms.

Each month, several artists and groups will give short presentations on current work and share their experiences, challenges and successes. The presentations are open to the public and all are welcome to an “open mic” to present their own projects and events at the end of the evening. Please join us in this lively discussion as we imagine and activate collective solutions addressing the state of our prison nation.

Creative Resistance in a Prison Nation is organized by Sarah Ross and Kevin Kaempf with support by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries.

September 26, 6 to 8 pm at Art in These Times, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor. Closing reception for No Selves to Defend exhibition.

September 27, 1 to 4:30 pm at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Spertus Lounge (Room 244). Policing, Violence, Resistance, and Alternatives:A Workshop. Details are here.

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