Posts Tagged 'CLAIM'

Laughs Unlocked benefit show—Thurs., May 18

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Prison is no laughing matter, but we’ll make an exception because some of the best improv actors in Chicago are throwing us a benefit. Again!

In this two-act show they’ll create scenes based on stories from our friend Colette Payne. Colette, who was formerly incarcerated, is a community organizer with Cabrini Green Legal Aid/Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers.

CAST Brooke Breit, TJ Jagodowski, Brett Lyons, Beth Melewski, Nnamdi Ngwe, Saurabh Pande, Dewayne Perkins, Asher Perlman, Sue Salvi, Jim Scheidhauer, Kevin Sciretta and Robyn Scott
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Julie B. Nichols

100% of the proceeds will go to Chicago Books to Women in Prison. Many thanks to all the actors and the theannoyance.com for donating their talent, time and space. Don’t miss it!

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Book Event with Maya Schenwar & Crystal Laura—Mon., March 7 in Evanston

prison reform

We’re proud to co-sponsor this event with Cabrini Green Legal Aid—in particular our friends at CLAIM, a program of CGLA.

Come join authors Maya Schenwar and Crystal T. Laura as they explore the impact of prison on their families and advocate for sweeping change to the criminal justice system. Schenwar will share her recent book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, and Laura will discuss her book Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Continue reading ‘Book Event with Maya Schenwar & Crystal Laura—Mon., March 7 in Evanston’

Video: Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

Tuesday, September 15 we’ll welcome friends from CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers) to Change in Action: People & Prisons.

Check out these videos created by the talented students in Laurie Little’s Documenting Social Injustice class at Columbia College Chicago.

CLAIM PSA 2014

CLAIM Mother’s Day Rally 2013

This fall Chicago Books to Women in Prison will be collaborating with DocSocIn students. Stay tuned for more!

Change in Action: People & Prisons—Tues., September 15 at After-Words Books

You’re invited!

Hear two formerly incarcerated women speak on the importance of books during their time in prison.

− Learn how Chicago organizations are responding to prison issues
− Engage in discussion with community leaders and the formerly incarcerated
− Discover the wide range of ways you can become involved

Change in Action: People & Prisons

Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.
After-Words New and Used Books
23 E. Illinois St., Chicago

One block south of the Grand (Red Line) station
Parking can be found one block east at 430 N. Rush St.

Food and drinks will be served

In collaboration with our friends

− Black and Pink
− CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy to Incarcerated Mothers) with Visible Voices
− Community Renewal Society with F.O.R.C.E
− Liberation Library

Let us know you’re coming on the Facebook event page.

Download the event flyer.


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