Fighting Mass Incarceration at Northeastern Illinois University

The Prisoner and Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP) and the student club FIST (Formerly Incarcerated Standing Together) are working on campus to fight mass incarceration.
By: Northeastern Illinois University
CHICAGO - March 9, 2015 - PRLog -- Two groups from Northeastern Illinois University, The Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP) and the student club FIST (Formerly Incarcerated Standing Together), are presenting free events open to the campus community and the general public. All events will be held on the Bryn Mawr campus of NEIU (5500 N. St. Louis Ave, Chicago).

1) From March 23--April 3, the art exhibit The Material That Went to Make Me will be displayed on the first floor of the Ronald Williams Library. This exhibit features work by incarcerated artists and writers from Stateville Prison and includes a series of experimental timelines exploring artists' daily lives, artist's personal narratives, and a collaborative work of animation.

2) On March 23, artists Damon Locks and Sarah Ross will join NEIU faculty member Vida Sacic in a discussion of the critical vitality incarcerated people bring to cultural production. The discussion will be held in Fine Arts 226 at 3 pm.

3) On March 31, at 3pm, a roundtable discussion considering ways to broaden opportunities for people in and out of prison will be held in Fine Arts 152.

4) On April 2 at 3 pm, the documentary Girl Trouble will be screened in Lech Walesa Hall 3071, with a discussion following. Girl Trouble considers the stories of three teenagers entangled in San Francisco's juvenile justice system.

Please join us for one or more of these events, all of which are free and open to the public.

Special thanks go to NEIU's College of Education and Department of Justice Studies for their support of these events.

Tim Barnett
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