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April 2022

This month we will continue our workshop series with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, as well as lead an Intro to Prison Abolition workshop with members of Free Street Theater’s Youth Ensemble, informing their latest production 57 Blocks, which grapples with the intersections of incarceration and migration in Chicago. We’ll also return for the second…

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March 2022

Last month we added a poetry reading for Chicago United for Equity’s program Cultivating Us to our schedule, performing alongside Chima Ikoro. We were also proud to have our first essay in Sixty Inches from Center, a response to Bimbola Akinbola’s in-progress performance/painting series Evidence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. We were so…

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February 2022

In terms of last month’s updates: In addition to facilitating a staff retreat for Dissenters, our essay “Practicing Abolition, Creating Community” was made into a zine by Project NIA, with accompanying illustrations by Emma Li. Based on comments we made on a panel last summer, the goal of the essay is both to make the…

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January 2022

Welcome to a new chapter, and a new opportunity to build something radical from which future generations can benefit. Our last essay for The Funambulist on copaganda and the coercing of Black and brown youth into police interactions, which first appeared online in August, will be republished in print for the magazine’s 39th issue The…

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