Dismantling Barriers to Life—Sat., March 11

dismantling-barriers

Dismantling Barriers to Life:
A speak out on mass incarceration

Saturday, March 11, 12:30–4 pm
First Baptist Congregational
1613 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago (map)

Hear from people directly affected by incarceration, share ideas for action and more at this community event hosted by Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Community Renewal SocietyGrowing HomePrecious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, StoryCorps and the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois.

Colette Payne (Cabrini Green Legal Aid) and Marlon Chamberlain (Community Renewal Society) will emcee.

Highlights include:

  • Audio stories recorded in partnership with StoryCorps
  • Panel discussion on “Barriers to Life”
  • Peace Circles facilitated by Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
  • Opportunity to share and connect with advocacy organizations

We’ll be tabling before (12:30–1 pm) and after the event (4–4:30 pm). In addition to Chicago Books to Women in Prison, you can meet Chicago Community Bond FundChicago Freedom SchoolChicago League of Abolitionist WhitesFree Write Arts & LiteracyJane Addams Resource CorporationLiberation Library and Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project.

Free of charge and open to the public
Light refreshments served

RSVP here. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Accessibility questions? Email StoryCorps.


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