In this event for local high school students, participants will begin with a walk-through of the Weight of Rage exhibition, paying particular attention to open letters crafted by P-NAP students in a “Writing Time and Place” seminar. Students will compose their own open letters in response to the artworks in the exhibition, and have the opportunity to […]
Film still from A Place to Stand (2016) Join us for a double feature of two intriguing films! A Place to Stand (2015) is a film based on Jimmy Santiago Baca’s transformation from a functionally illiterate incarcerated person to an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter. A Place to Stand is inspired by Jimmy’s memoir of the same name, which explores the […]
This event has been cancelled due to severe weather grounding Rachel Herzigs flight out of Oakland. As extension of the show The Weight of Rage , join key local movement organizers and Rachel Herzig from Oakland (Critical Resistance, Creative Interventions/Storytelling and Organizing Project) to dialogue about the limits and possibilities of current prison and policing reform initiatives. […]
Join the artists whose work is featured in the current exhibitions to celebrate their latest achievements. Exhibitions include: The Weight of Rage; Justin Witte: Regenboog Broer; Alex Chitty: Turning Spoons Into Forks; Residual Lives; Sabina Ott: who cares for the sky? This event is free and open to the public.
Michael Johnson and Maria Gaspar from the 96 Acres Project hosts a listening and response session of audio stories taken from their archive and based on communities most impacted by the Cook County Jail, the largest single site pre-detention facility in the country. Participate in this collective dialogue and learn through the act of personal […]
Enjoy an afternoon of poetry and performance at the Art Center presented by artist Cheryl Pope working with the teen ensemble Just Yell. WITHHELD is an interactive poetry performance by Just Yell Chicago Team of Poets responding to the exhibition titled The Weight of Rage at the Hyde Park Art Center. Confronting issues of authorship, production, and […]
Join Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project for a walk through of The Weight of Rage . Families, friends, advocates and allies of incarcerated folks are invited. Sponsored by St. Leonard’s Ministries. This event is organized by Prison+Neighborhoods Art Project