The 18th Annual Imagining America Gathering in partnership with Illinois Humanities

“Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures”

Plenary Session

Envisioning Justice: Creating a Citywide Conversation on the Impact of Incarceration on Communities in Chicago

Join us for a presentation about the Envisioning Justice initiative and a moderated discussion as teaching artists, arts administrators, and others participating in Envisioning Justice reflect upon the initiative – with a special focus on what it means for organizations to pursue big initiatives that have multiple communities at their core that cross boundaries between funders, larger non-profits, artists, and community-based organizations, and the tensions and opportunities that arise from this.


Elliot Heilman, Program Manager, Public Policy, Illinois Humanities


J. Slater, Artistic Project Manager for Envisioning Justice, Illinois Humanities

Ryan Keesling, Hub Director for Envisioning Justice and Founder & Executive Director, Free Write Arts & Literary

Jonathan St. Clair, Teaching Artist for Envisioning Justice at Circles and Ciphers (Rogers Park Hub) and  Founder & Executive Director, Rejuvenation²

Alexandria Eregbu, Curator for Envisioning Justice and MA Candidate in Visual & Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Register today!!! Registration for Chicago Residents is currently reduced to $50 for all 3 days with the code NEIGHBOR3D, $40 for 2 days with the code NEIGHBOR2D, or $20 for one day with the code NEIGHBOR1D.