Event

The Struggle for Justice: Changing the Narrative on Mass Incarceration

The Struggle for Justice logo. Courtesy of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2019.

The Struggle for Justice logo. Courtesy of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2019.

Logos of event partners Envisioning Justice, Illinois Humanities, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2019.

Logos of event partners Envisioning Justice, Illinois Humanities, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2019.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM
SAIC Ballroom
112 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
United States
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The Pulitzer Center, along with Campus Consortium partner the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Illinois Humanities, will host an evening focused on the struggle for justice. The conversation will span from the initial arrival of enslaved people in 1619 to the mass incarceration of Black and Brown people. 

Award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times will begin the evening program with opening remarks on The 1619 Project. The evening will also include an expert panel of criminal justice advocates, journalists, and educators, followed by a Q&A session where Hannah-Jones will join the panelists. 

Remarks will be given by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer, SAIC President Elissa Tenny, and Illinois Humanities Executive Director Gabrielle Lyon. The panel of experts will be moderated by Kristen Mack, Interim Director of Communications for the MacArthur Foundation, and will feature these panelists:

  • Norris Henderson, Founder and Executive Director, Voice of the Experienced
  • Sarah Ross, Assistant Professor, SAIC and Cofounder of the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project
  • Brian L. Frank, Photojournalist and Pulitzer Center Grantee
  • Jason Boulware (MFA 2016), Lecturer, SAIC

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event website here.