What do we mean when we ask for and envision justice? Created and facilitated by Illinois Humanities, Envisioning Justice is an ongoing initiative that engages Chicagoans in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration in local communities and invites residents to use the arts and humanities to imagine alternatives.
Our current exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sullivan Galleries (through Oct. 12), also entitled Envisioning Justice, features the work of Chicago artists and communities as they visualize, actualize, and reimagine strategies, policies, and approaches in the service of a society that is just for all.
This Public Newsroom features a conversation with BBF Family Services, a North Lawndale-based organization that has served as one of seven “Community Hub” partners throughout Envisioning Justice and that focuses specifically on the re-entry process for people returning from incarceration. Dominique Steward of BBF Family Services and Gabe Lyon of Illinois Humanities will lead a facilitated conversation about the role of the public humanities within communities welcoming returning citizens.
This event is part of City Bureau’s #PublicNewsroom programming, a series of free, weekly workshops and discussions aimed at building trust between journalists and the communities they serve while shaping a more inclusive newsroom.
For more info on past and future Public Newsroom workshops and to becoming a sustaining member of City Bureau, visit http://www.citybureau.org/