EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE

Rethinking and Deconstructing Violence with Youth

Project NIA at Mess Hall – May 2011

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We are honored to be an organization-in-residence for the month of May at Mess Hall. We look forward to partnering with this local Rogers Park cultural center to present a series of events including art exhibitions, community discussions, and workshops. We are also excited to partner with the talented artists who are participating in the residency. The theme that we are exploring is how art can play a role in critical thinking about the meaning(s) of violence, incarceration and “justice.”

May 1, 2011

Join us for the opening reception of Krista Wortendyke’s photo exhibition Killing Season: Chicago 2010.

Time: 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Avenue

Killing Season will be exhibited from May 1st to May 7th at Mess Hall. Interested individuals can stop by during that week from 2 to 6 p.m. daily to view the exhibition.

May 5, 2011
Photography Workshop for Middle School Students at Hayt School

May 10th

Art from Representing the Pipeline - July 2010


Prepping for Prison: A Discussion about the School to Prison Pipeline.

Join us for this conversation about the School-to-Prison Pipeline facilitated by educator and Project NIA volunteer, Emily Mannake. The discussion will focus on the social and institutional mechanisms driving up levels of incarcerated youth and adults. Read the following post by Criminal Injustice Kos about the School-to-Prison Pipeline prior to the discussion. You can also visit Suspension Stories for more information about the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Avenue

Representing the Pipeline, an exhibition of youth art depicting the school to prison pipeline, will be open to the public from May 10th to May 13th. Interested individuals can stop by to view the artwork from 2 to 6 p.m. daily.

May 15
Join us for an opening reception for Haley Miglietta’s Ceilings of Oppressions as well as Terrence T-z Eye Haymer’s work.

Time: 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Avenue

The “Ceilings of Oppressions/Acts of Resistance” exhibitions will run from May 15th through May 21st. They are open to the public from 2 to 6 p.m. daily.

Cook County Jail by Halley Miglietta (Ceilings of Oppressions)

May 19th
Using Zines to Discuss Juvenile Justice and Prisons

from the PIC Is Zine by Billy Dee and the PIC Collective

Join us as we share some newly-released zines that were developed as part of the Cradle to Prison Pipeline Project. We will discuss how the zines can be used as part of consciousness-raising and organizing around issues of juvenile justice and prisons.

Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Avenue

Click here for a flier of all of the events scheduled for May at Mess Hall.

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Author: rootsofviolence

This is a blog by Project NIA for our Exploring the Roots of Violence initiative.

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