Join us for an interactive panel, group dialogue, and time of community reflection designed to explore this question and the themes of visibility, bias, and belonging present in Rankine’s groundbreaking text, Citizen: An American Lyric.
We refuse any expansion of policing in Chicago, and demand accountability for decades of violence. We will fight for funding for our communities, and support each other in building genuine community safety in the face of escalating attacks.
In trying to balance hopeful content alongside the usual "what the hell is happening in the world" stuff, this is both.
Come hear resilient women creatively share the story of their resistance. It's also a wake-up call to learn about more international strife and death the US is responsible for.
Evanston and neighboring community members rally outside a retaliatory disciplinary hearing for Lesley Williams, sole black librarian at Evanston Public Library and Director of Adult Services. This is the latest in a series of punitive actions targeting Williams for her unwavering commitment to challenge the library leadership on issues of racial justice, equitable distribution of resources, representation, provision of library services in predominantly black neighborhoods, and free speech on controversial issues.