Upcoming Events

March 30, 2012 Leave a Comment

The following are some upcoming events that should be of interest to the TSJ community.

Forced Out: A Forum on Deportation & Incarceration - April 5th
When: Thurs April 5, 9:30am-2pm
Where: UIC Student Center, 750 S. Halsted
Cost: Free
This city-wide forum provides a starting place for a conversation among individuals and families impacted by "mass detention." It also gives students, activists and allies a chance to make connections across issues that are often seen as separate and even competing. By educating people about the shared logic of the prison and immigration systems, Forced Out will increase the links among affected groups and help to create a more unified voice for policy change across all communities.

The Immigrant Youth Justice League will be collaborating to organize two workshops, one on youth and criminalization and another on the intersections of incarceration and detention for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Uplift Community High School's 2nd Annual Social Justice Expo - April 12
When: Thurs, April 12th
Daytime Exhibit Presentations: 10:30 am - 1:15 pm
Evening "Edutainment" Program: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Uplift Community High School, 900 W. Wilson Ave.
Cost: Free
For more information, contact J. Cyriac Mathew at jcyriacmathew@hotmail.com
Uplift's Social Justice Expo is an event that highlights social justice-related work being done by students inside and outside of the classroom.
The daytime portion of the Expo is an academic fair in which students will be presenting their work. The evening portion of the Expo will feature poetry, music, dance, and multimedia performances by students.

Youth-Led Teach in about Youth Justice: Locked Up and Locked Out - April 21st
When: Saturday, April 21st 2012 Time: 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. Where: Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan
Cost: Free
Register by April 15th here: http://lockeduplockedout.eventbrite.com/
This is an introductory teach-in appropriate for youth leaders (ages 12 to 24) who want a beginner's understanding of the school-to-prison pipeline, youth rights in the juvenile justice system, and the prison industrial complex's impact on youth. At the end of the training, participants will be presented with information about how they can connect to existing youth justice campaigns in Illinois.
Co-sponsored by Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago. Workshops will be offered by youth affiliated with Circles and Ciphers, Project NIA, the Children and Family Justice Center (Know Your Rights Campaign), the Center for Change (Southwest Youth Collaborative), Blocks Together, and Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE).


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