Fundraising Party 4/15 at Las Manos Gallery: Welcome to “The Future”

The future is NOW!  Join Beyondmedia Education and Chicago Books to Women in Prison for a futuristic fundraiser at Las Manos Gallery on April 15, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.  Enjoy the future with karaoke and dancing to tunes selected by The People’s DJ.  Taste the future with food and drinks. Predict the future with fortune-tellers and horoscopes.  Influence the future by supporting media activism and outreach to incarcerated women. 

Beyondmedia’s mission is to collaborate with under-served and under-represented women, youth and communities to tell their stories, connect their stories to the world around us, and organize for social justice through the creation and distribution of media arts.

 

Chicago Books to Women in Prison is an all-volunteer collective that mails paperback books to people who are incarcerated in women’s prisons in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Missouri. CBWP is dedicated to offering women behind bars the opportunity for self-empowerment, education, and entertainment that reading provides. Incarcerated women send their requests for books directly to CBWP, which then gathers on Sunday afternoons to fill the requests.   

Las Manos Gallery represents emerging and established fine artists. The current exhibit, ‘Variations: A Photography Exhibition’, features the work of Sarah Midkiff.

 

  • When: April 15th, 7:00 – 11:00pm
  • Where: Las Manos Gallery – 5220 N. Clark Street.  Take the Red Line to Berwyn, or take the 92, 22, or 36 buses.
  • Contact: Katie Wadell / octobear (at) yahoo.com

891 packages so far in 2021

Packages carrying books of all kinds and composition books to women and trans people locked up across the country! (In 2020—with our capacity drastically cut due to COVID-19 precautions—we sent 1,964 packages. In 2019, we sent 5,117 packages; in 2018, 4,852.) Big, big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you, especially in this most difficult time. (updated June 14, 2021)

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