Creating Justice Symposium

Saturday April 22, 1 - 7pm
TenHoeve Center, Des Plaines campus

This event is free, but requires registration. Register now.

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12:30 - 1 p.m.
Registration and refreshments

Workshops, Panels, and Presentations

1 - 2:15 p.m.

William and Tai Estrada
Mobile Street Art Cart
Estrada studied food vendor carts in Little Village to develop a colorful, pedal-powered art-cart that would allow him to create free art projects with people on the streets in their neighborhoods.

Kristiana Rae Colón
Imagining a World: From Ferguson to Freedom Square
Trace the genesis of the #LetUsBreathe Collective in Ferguson and the evolution of the group’s creative resistance.

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Media Resistance to Police Violence
podcast workshop
Salome Chasnoff and Meredith Zielke facilitate this workshop based on their ongoing project, Present Absence, making visible the lives of people killed by Chicago police.

staged reading
In Kristiana Rae Colón’s Covenant, four black teen femmes gathering on a bridge to cast a ritual of protection when an erstwhile hiker ally stumbles upon their ceremony.

4 - 5 p.m.

Rozalinda Borcil
Daytripping the Petrocapital
Explore experimental field trips as art projects examining how fossil fuels and financial markets shape notions of "community."

William and Tai Estrada
Screen Printing

5 - 6 p.m.

Salome Chasnoff
Code of the Freaks
film screening and discussion
In this blistering critique of Hollywood representations of disabled characters, Code of the Freaks gives the mic to some of Hollywood’s most incensed and ignored critics—actual disabled people.

Rozalinda Borcil
Mapping Petroleum Lives workshop
Inspired by popular education and prison abolition organizing, participants work to diagram ways that petroleum shapes our lives.

6 - 7 p.m. Cafeteria

Dinner and Live Concert by Groove Witness
Following in the tradition of jazz-funk groups like Liquid Soul, Galactic, and Soulive, Groove Witness plays both instrumentals and vocals, but all the music is informed by a driving rhythmic groove with jazz and blues sensibilities.

This event is free, but requires registration. Register now.

Sponsored by the Oakton Educational Foundation, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Diversity Council, Environmental Studies Concentration, Honors program, Peace and Social Justice Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Performing Arts Center, and 3Arts Foundation.