Chicago Girl Talk Collective Fundraiser!

Quennect 4 Gallery presents:
E.M.P.A.C.T.
(Everyone’s Music Politics Activist Community Throwdown)

a fundraising event for

GIRL TALK!

July 20, 2013
9p – ??
Q4/Multkulti
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., 4th floor, Chicago IL

Girl Talk is a volunteer supported program for girls, ages 12-17, who are detained in the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center (JTDC). A survey of the girls, conducted by CFJC, found that they faced serious concerns on a daily basis, including sexual assault and other forms of violence, relationship and conflict resolution, education and employment, legal rights, and a wide range of health issues. Programming and services related to these issues were almost non-existent through the detention center.

Girl talk provides the girls in the detention center a space to be free from the jail they find themselves in.

HOSTED BY THE ONE AND ONLY: LUIS TUBENS!!

LIVE MUSIC BY

SPOKEN WORD AND POETRY BY

  • Richard Wallace of Men and Women in Prison Ministries and BBU – http://mwipm.com/
  • Sandra Santiago
  • and More!!
  • VISUAL ARTS BY
  • Alex Donnelly
  • Amara Betty Martin
  • Matthew Silva
  • Manny Cortes.
  • Natalia Virafuentes
  • Lisha j Perine
  • Natalia Sustaita

JEWELRY BY

  • ROOTID DESIGNS

RAFFLE PRIZES BY
Visual artists:

**** Donation’s accepted for Girl Talk ****
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ART SUPPLY DRIVE FOR GIRL TALK:
Feel free to bring:
Liquid Glue, Glitter Pens/Glue, Paints(fabric and wood), Stickers, Colored Pencils, Poster Boards, Decorative Ribbon, Decorative Feathers, Decorative flowers, Butcher Paper, Beads, Craft Wood, Markers (non toxic). White T-Shirts, Plain Blue Denim Jeans

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Quennect 4 Gallery Chicago is a collaborative effort to maintain a dedicated cultural and activist center focused on community involvement through arts and grassroots actions.

We are an independently-run alternative multi use art space that supports the intersection of social, political, economical and geographic communities. It focuses on diversity and giving back to the community and its very existence is a testament to the necessity of a multilateral vision in the process of cultural (r)evolution.

Located in Wicker Park and head quartered at Multikulti Chicago we have been working to create and foster the community connections to our city through diverse and innovative arts and culture events and benefits.

http://www.que4.org/

For more information or press please contact: theq4tribe@gmail.com

Race. Justice. Power: Through the Lens of the Trayvon Martin Case and Its Relevance to Chicago

RACE. JUSTICE. POWER:
THROUGH THE LENS OF THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE AND ITS RELEVANCE TO CHICAGO

 Trayvon Martin

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Black Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, has ignited protests and triggered debates about the nature of race, class, gender, violence and power in this country. There have been a flood of emotions surrounding this case, all of which is understandable, but this teach-in is an opportunity to delve into the underlying issues that surround this case and what it represents. It is a point of departure for a discussion of a whole range of pressing issues. We will also explore the implications of the Martin murder and Zimmerman acquittal in light of the ongoing crises of violence, school closings and deteriorating life chances for Black and Brown youth in Chicago.

  • How do we analyze the significance of this case?
  • What has been the role of mainstream media in framing or distorting the case?
  • How does this case fit into the larger frame of the growing prison industry, criminalization of Black and Brown youth, and the escalating problem of gun violence?
  • What are the lessons about the mechanisms of change or the limits of certain mechanisms for change – how effective are mass pressure/ mobilization? Petitions? Art? The court system? Social Media?
  • What would “justice” look like in this case, especially given there is such widespread criticism of incarceration as a solution? How do prison abolitionists respond to the George Zimmerman trial?
  • Pulling back for the minutiae of the case and trial, what are the larger social justice issues represented by this case and what insight do we draw from them?

Speakers included:

Two of a number of speakers include:  Gary Younge, author and writer for The Guardian,  Malcolm X College Professor Abra Johnson, Truth n’ Trauma organizer and activist Danton Floyd, as well as Chicago youth organizers.

This will be an interactive teach in format with resources and information provided in multiple forms.

“Without struggle there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

LOGAN CENTER for the ARTS
915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013. 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Co-conveners: Prudence Browne, Charity Tolliver, Lisa Brock, Tracye Matthews, Cathy Cohen, Jasson Perez, David Stovall, Barbara Ransby, Danton Floyd, Mia Henry, Asha Ransby-Sporn, Mariame Kaba, FM Supreme, Alice Kim, Rev. Janette Wilson, Kevin Coval, Isis Ferguson, Lisa Yun Lee, Touissaint Losier, Deana Lewis, Lynette Jackson, James Thindwa, Martha Biondi, Fresco Steez.