IllinoisHumanities

Bronzeville is a community that is rich in history and tradition. From the Arts to Politics, Bronzeville has had a significant role in framing the narrative of Chicago.

During this 10-week journey, individuals ages 16 – 21 will take a look at the rich history of the Arts in Bronzeville and use those media to share their thoughts and perspective on the broken criminal justice system and inequitable rates of mass incarceration on individuals of color.

This journey will juxtapose the creativity and fluidity of the arts and humanities and the rigidity of the criminal justice system to re-imagine a different reality.

The basis of this session will be the book “The New Jim Crow”, by Michelle Alexander. Her writing will serve as the springboard of conversation over the next 10-weeks.

Students are highly encouraged to attend all ten weeks. Class size is limited and advance enrollment is strongly recommended.