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"Visualizing Racial Justice" Series - presentations of spoken word, dance, documentary film, photography, writing with facilitated conversations

photo: from "Invisible: Imprints of Racism" performance

photo: from "Invisible: Imprints of Racism" performance

An exploration of the Black experience of racism and police violence through spoken word, dance, documentary film, photography, and writing. These mediums aid in visualizing personal and communal experiences of both racial injustice and justice. Conversations facilitated with audiences at each event are aimed to share perspectives and produce strategies we, as individuals and as a community, can use to combat racism.

"Desecration: Of Gravel Graves" - Original Spoken Word and Dance Performance and Conversation
Monday, July 30th, 5:30-8PM

"Enduring Chicago Police Abuse" - Ronald Kitchen & Jamie Kalven Conversation
Thursday, August 2nd, 7-9PM

"Tinted Lens: A View Through the Black Experience" Documentary Film and Facilitated Discussion
Wednesday, August 16th, 6:30-8:30PM

"Invisible: Imprints of Racism" Dance Performance and Discussion by
Sunday, August 19th, 1-3:30PM

"Resilience For Justice And Healing" Photography Exhibit with Chicago Torture Justice Center - Community Celebration and Conversation
Saturday, August 25th, 2-5PM
The exhibit will be on view from August 19th - September 15th

These events are free and all are welcome. Light refreshments and a play area for children will be provided.

Guests should enter the red door on Blackstone Avenue. All events in the series are wheelchair accessible.

For more information or to make arrangements for disabilities, please contact Matthew Searle, Assistant Director of Experimental Station: matthew (at) or 773.241.6044.

This series is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.