Thursday, August 23, 2012
Art In These Times
2040 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor
The Hull-House Museum recently opened an off-site exhibit at Art In These Times. The exhibit deals with the history of the Conservative Vice Lords (CVL), a street gang from North Lawndale. The CVL became a community organization that fought the effects of drugs and violence in their community. You can learn more about the exhibit here: cvl.hullhouse.uic.edu
Some of the big questions we hope to address are: Can gangs change? What would it take for gang members today to bring peace to the streets?
We are inviting youth workers and others invested in this conversation to join us for a special tour of the exhibit on Thursday, August 23 from 6-7pm. The exhibit is located at Art In These Times Gallery, at 2040 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor.The tour will be led by Benny Lee, who co-curated this exhibit and is a former member of the Insane Vice Lords. He now works for TASC and is a co-founder of the National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated.
The tour is free but RSVPs are required; please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to secure a space. We deeply regret that the exhibit is not wheelchair accessible.