Do Not Resist? Reporting Resistance

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January 20 – February 10, 2018

Art In These Times is excited to feature one of four Do Not Resist?: 100 Years of Chicago Police Violence exhibitions created by For The People Artists Collective this Winter!

This month-long, city-wide exhibition will take place at the Hairpin Arts Center and Art In These Times in Logan Square, Uri-Eichen gallery in Pilsen, Roman Susan Gallery in Rogers Park. The exhibition will be paired with teach-ins, workshops, performances, and panels on the topics of policing, challenging state violence, exploring abolition, and community healing.

The exhibit at AITT, subtitled Reporting Resistance, features installation works by award-winning journalism producers Invisible Institute, Unjustified documentary maker Tessa Lenore & Community TV Network, and indigenous organizer and movement photographer Kelly Hayes.

On the opening night, we hosted a discussion by powerhouse journalists Maya Dukmasova of Chicago ReaderAlex Hernandez of In These Times, Kelly Hayes of TruthoutTrina Reynolds-Tyler of Invisible Institute, and moderated by the incredible Charles Alexander Preston, a City Bureau fellow and all-around badass Chicago organizer.

THE LOCATIONS

@Hairpin Arts Center 
Jan 12th thru February 10th, 2018
Tuesdays 12pm – 7pm
Saturdays 12pm – 4pm
Sundays 12pm – 4pm

@Roman Susan Gallery
Jan 13th thru Feb 3rd, 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 3pm – 6pm

@Uri-Eichen Gallery
Jan 19th thru Feb 2nd, 2018
Please call 312 852-7717 for an appointment

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018 
TEACH-IN TUESDAY: COP WATCHING 101

Hairpin Arts Center
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  Program
9:30 PM Doors Close

Join members of the People’s Response Team for a training that focuses on the basics of cop watching during instances of police harassment and violence. The goals of this training are to quickly train the average person in basic cop watching laws, methods and safety considerations and to promote cop watching as a method of bystander intervention. The workshop will utilize historical context, small and large group discussions, and role-playing to better equip workshop attendees to cop watch in their daily lives.

RSVP to forthepeopleartists@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2304622463097386
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
THE LIT REVIEW PODCAST – LIVE!

Hairpin Arts Center
6:00 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Program
10:00 PM Doors Close

Every week, your Lit Review podcast hosts, Page May and Monica Trinidad, chat with people they love and respect about relevant books to the movement, right from their homes. Everything from Black struggle to movement history to gender justice to cultural organizing, sci-fi, political theory, and more. The podcast helps make critical knowledge more accessible to the masses, and has gained a huge following in a short amount of time. Think sparknotes in podcast form! Join them for a LIVE recording discussing the upcoming book Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power with rad authors and professors Simon Balto and Toussaint Losier!
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
FROM #BYEANITA TO #NOCOPACADEMY

Hairpin Arts Center
12:00 PM Doors Open
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Panel and Workshop
5:00 PM Doors Close

Outraged that City Council continues to play into Rahm’s pocket, and 49 alderpeople voted in November to support the $95 million dollar cop academy? Want to hold aldermen accountable, while organizing mass political education campaigns? Tired that even the most “progressive” candidates still ask for more policing and enforcement?

Join us for a panel and workshop where organizers from the #ByeAnita campaign – Veronica Morris-MooreTess RaserRuby Pinto, and Debbie Southorn – will share key strategies and lessons learned from their effort to oust States attorney Anita Alvarez for her role in perpetuating anti-Black policies and expanding mass incarceration in Chicago. We’ll have time to breakout and strategize next steps for organizing an effort in your ward for the upcoming 2019 aldermanic races.
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
TEACH-IN TUESDAY: CVE, CPD, AND ISLAMOPHOBIA

Hairpin Arts Center
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Program begins
9:30 PM Doors Close

With over $180,000 in grant money awarded to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and trainings being conducted at UIC and at Mosques and community centers across the city, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs remain an active destructive and expansive anti-Muslim government surveillance and informant program. Join FTP’sHoda Katebi for a teach-in on CVE and its context within the broader the War on Terror and military-police complex.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
THE HISTORY OF POLICING THRU ZINES

Roman Susan Gallery (Closing event)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Program
6:00 PM: Doors Close

Join educator, organizer, and curator Mariame Kaba as she leads a participatory discussion on the history of policing as told through a zine series titled “Historical Moments of Policing, Violence & Resistance”. The zine series was developed by Project NIA and the Chicago PIC Teaching Collective in 2012 in an attempt to inject historical memory into the current considerations of police violence. Join us as we discuss the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre, Chicago’s Red Summer, A History of Resisting Police Violence in Harlem, and the 1968 Democratic Convention.

Pre-reading is required. Download them for free online at policeviolence.wordpress.com/historical-moments.

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Please email forthepeopleartists@gmail.com to join the waitlist.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
THE AESTHETICS OF ABOLITION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Hairpin Arts Center
5:00 PM: Doors Open
6:30PM – 8PM: Discussion
9:00 PM: Doors Close

Join Mariame Kaba and artist & educator Sarah Ross (Prison & Neighborhood Arts Project and Chicago Torture Justice Memorials) for a discussion on using art to shift narratives as an organic part of movement-building, and to advance the abolitionist horizon.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
DO NOT RESIST? 100 YEARS OF CHICAGO POLICE VIOLENCE — CLOSING RECEPTION

6:00 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Program

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