Visualizing Racial Justice at Experimental Station
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CHICAGO - Aug. 2, 2018 - PRLog -- Experimental Station (6100 S. Blackstone) will host a series of Justice Dialogues focusing on Visualizing Racial Justice throughout the month of August. The first of the August events is Thursday, August 2.

Enduring Chicago Police Abuse, August 2

The discussion, Enduring Chicago Police Abuse features Ronald Kitchen and Jamie Kalven.  It will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Ronald Kitchen, a Jon Burge police torture survivor and co-founder of the Death Row 10, will discuss his newly published memoir -- My Midnight Years -- with journalist Jamie Kalven.

This event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments and a separate play area for children will be provided. Guests should enter the red door on Blackstone Avenue.

This event is wheelchair accessible.For more information or to make arrangements for disabilities, please contact Matthew Searle, Assistant Director of Experimental Station: or 773.241.6044.

Tinted Lens: A View Through the Black Experience, August 15

The second August event in the Visualizing Racial Justice series is the presentation of the documentary film
"Tinted Lens: A View Through the Black Experience" followed  by a facilitated discussion on Wednesday, August 15th from 6:30-8:30PM

Doors open at 6:30, Film begins at 7:00 Two film segments with facilitated conversation in between

Invisible: Imprints of Racism, August 19

The last event of the Visualizing Racial Justice series is Invisible: Imprints of Racism, an hour-long piece that explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America. This deeply thoughtful and multidimensional production features nine dancers who mesh various styles of movement to create a kinesthetic language influenced Hip Hop and modern dance. Merged with this dynamic group of dancers is a trio of Boston's top poets whose stories weave simultaneously alongside the movement. The work is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience. is a non-profit that uses the making of films and performances to give voice to individuals and communities that need to be seen and heard. Schedule of the event is as follows:

1:00 PM - Doors open, Torture Justice Center Photography Exhibit open, light refreshments
1:30 PM - Performance begins - "Invisible: Imprints of Racism"
2:30 PM - Discussion facilitated by

"Resilience For Justice and Healing" Saturday, August 25, 2-5 pm

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

For more information about the series of events:
For more information visit Experimental Station's website or follow them on social media @expstation


Illinois Humanities last month issued grants for a series of "Justice Dialogues" were approved to help spark community-based discussions, including these events at Experimental Station, across the city of Chicago as a part of Envisioning Justice.

Envisioning Justice is a two-year initiative that uses the arts and humanities to engage Chicagoans of all neighborhoods, races, ethnicities, backgrounds and ideologies in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration on local communities. The Justice Dialogues are meant to give people across the city a chance to be part of open, community conversations on mass incarceration and related themes.

For additional information on specific dialogue event topics and locations visit:
Envisioning Justice (

About Illinois Humanities: Our mission is to strengthen the social, political and economic fabric of Illinois through constructive conversation and community engagement. Illinois Humanities received its initial support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation'sSafety and Justice Challenge (

AboutEnvisioning Justice ( Created and facilitated by Illinois Humanities, Envisioning Justice will engage Chicagoans, of all neighborhoods, races, socio-economic backgrounds, and with a diversity of perspectives, in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration in local communities and will invite residents to use the arts and humanities to devise strategies for lessening this impact. Envisioning Justice seeks to strengthen efforts to reimagine our criminal legal system and is inspired by the goals of justice, accountability, safety, support, and restoration for all people.  Follow #Envisioning Justice at @EnvisioningJustice onFacebook ( @envisionjustice on Twitter (

Kitty Kurth
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