Feb 9th 2018

Do Not Resist?: Closing Reception and Mixtape Release

@ Hairpin Arts Center

2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd, Chicago, IL 60618

Opening Friday, February 9th, from 6:30PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, February 9th

Join us in closing Do Not Resist? 100 Years of Chicago Police Violence, a community-based, artist-led, visual project and exhibition, curated by a team of artists within For the People Artists Collective.

We’ll be closing out the space with time for gallery viewing, musical performances and the release of a “Do Not Resist?” Mixtape featuring revolutionary tracks by radical Chicago artists. This event will serve as the closing of the entire exhibition, so we will reflect on the work featured in Roman Susan Gallery, Uri-Eichen Gallery and Art in these Times during this event as well.

This exhibition allows audience members to engage with Chicago’s history of police violence in order to better understand what led to our present circumstances. The exhibition invites viewers to imagine a future without policing, serving as a space in which we can envision new structures for community safety that are not reliant on police and prisons.


Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Ave.
2nd Floor

6:30 PM: Doors Open

7:30 PM: Performances by Chicago artists to be announced

wheelchair-accessible ○ gender-neutral bathrooms ○ seating available ○ close to public transit ○ free to the public

Light snacks and drinks provided

Monica Trinidad, Sarah-Ji, Ruby Pinto, Deb Kim and Serena Hodges of For the People Artists Collective

Ruby Pinto & Arella Vargas – K Rodriguez – Tita Thomas – Tesh Silver – Monica Trinidad – Johannil Napoleon – Deb Kim & Kristina Tendilla – Hoda Katebi & Mary Zerkel – Jireh L Drake – Sarah-Ji – Emory Douglas – Ricardo Levins Morales – Aisha Oxley – Rebel Betty – Ari Mejia – Asha Edwards – Ava Mohtashemi – C.R. Cooper – Carla Nicol Argueta (also at Roman Susan) – Chicago Torture Justice Memorials – Clandestino – Crystal Dunn – Darien Wendell – Dawn Liddicoatt – Eric Garcia – Grace Needlman – Lauren Victoria – Marten Katze – Nicole Marroquin – Rachel Wallis – Raven Wells – Salome Chasnoff & Meredith Zielke – Terry Rudd – Zitali Yunuhem – Joanna Booth – Kelly Hayes

Hairpin Arts Center
01.12.2018 thru 02.9.18
Exhibition will open for viewing 1 hour before, during, and 1 hour after events. Email forthepeopleartists@gmail.com for setting up daytime group tours.

The Hairpin Arts Center is the main site of our multi-site exhibition, featuring over 30 pieces highlighting incident of Chicago police violence from 1917 until present-day (2017), a “Hall of Resistance” featuring the photography work of Sarah-Ji, and a dedicated, meditative space installed by artist Zitali Yunuhem.


This exhibition is made possible thanks to the Propeller Fund and Crossroads Fund!

Organizational Sponsors include People’s Law Office, National Lawyers Guild of Chicago, People’s Response Team, American Friends Service Committee–Chicago, Love & Protect, Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project, Uptown People’s Law Center, Arab American Action Network, and Northeastern Illinois University.

We’d also like to thank our Artist Advisory Panel members William Estrada and Vita Cleveland for their intentional and diligent work in choosing the artists works featured in this exhibition. ♥



If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at forthepeopleartists@gmail.com, or send us a message.


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