Join us for outdoor music, food, and a celebration of two books, both set deep in the landscape of Illinois politics.
“Testimony” by Peter Lazare and Sarah Lazare is a left-wing thriller novel about the corporate capture of utility regulators, the buildup to the Iraq War, and the way “public-private partnerships” enrich the powerful and take control away from the people.
“Carving Out Rights from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex,” edited by Aaron Hughes, Sarah Ross, and Tara Betts, explores the way people incarcerated inside Illinois prisons struggle every day for their basic rights, claiming again and again their status as human beings. Poetry from the book will be read by Cean Gamalinda, Anna Martine Whitehead, and others TBA.
There will be DJing by Kate Walsh, and snacks and refreshments will be provided.
The event will take place at the outdoor space of the P.O. Box Collective.