Facilitators: Christophe Ringer & Toy Robinson
Guest Artist: Bindu Poroori

This workshop asks why we as a society continue to use police to punish social problems that our society produces. From the criminalization of poverty to prisons as the new asylums, our society is in desperate need of a moral vision centered on meeting human needs.

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More about the workshops:
Professor Christophe Ringer leads this series of five workshops designed to spark conversation, creativity, and movement toward a Chicago that is just for all.

Each workshop will include a short reading or viewing of an artwork in the Envisioning Justice exhibition, a facilitated small group discussion, and an artist-led prompt and artmaking activity.

Learn more about all 5 workshops:

Reimagining Place – August 21st

Reimagining Safety – August 24th

Reimagining Freedom – August 28th

Reimagining Social Responsibility – September 14th

Reimagining Human Rights – September 28th

This workshop is presented in partnership with Illinois Humanities’ The Odyssey Project.