IllinoisHumanities

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.

Introduction:

Elliot Heilman, Program Manager, Public Policy, Illinois Humanities

Discussants:

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.