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Legacies and Voices
What do you want your legacy to be?
DePaul University | Inside/Out Prison Exchange Program
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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
May 1, 2018August 15, 2018

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Illinois: Legacies and Voices
What do you want your legacy to be?
DePaul University | Inside/Out Prison Exchange Program

During a prison exchange program, DePaul students and incarcerated men asked each other: What do you want your personal legacy to be?

Some wanted to become grassroots organizers or teachers, making a difference in their world. Others simply wanted to be remembered as a good person. Some incarcerated students hoped to show what prisons do to people, families, and communities. Others recalled dreams incarceration took from them—becoming a baseball player, a rock star, a doctor, a fireman. Some said they never had the chance to think about legacy.

What do we, the people of Illinois, want our collective legacy to be? Our state’s criminal justice history includes torture, racism, wrongful convictions, the first supermax. This is our legacy now, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. For generations, activists, reformers, legal advocates, and prisoners themselves have struggled to rewrite Illinois’s incarceration story.

Our Point of View

In taking up questions about Illinois’s legacies of mass incarceration, our history class partnered with DePaul’s Inside-Out program, led by Dr. Dominica Kimberly Moe. We visited Dr. Moe’s class, held at Stateville Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in Illinois, and exchanged essays with fellow students, half of whom are currently incarcerated. This project—and this unique collaboration—provided us the rare opportunity to reflect on our pasts and together envision a future.

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What do you want your legacy to be?
Illinois: Legacies and Voices
What do you want your legacy to be?
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Film
Apr 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

IL: 13TH Film Screening

Description: 

13th Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00pm 9:00pm

Join Radical Public Health and local activist organizations to learn about how the 13th Amendment established the legal continuation of slavery in the US—primarily targeting people of color—and what you can do to fight it. We will follow the screening with small group discussions facilitated by representatives from local activist organizations, so attendees can learn how they can get involved in the fight against the prison industrial complex.

Doors open at 6:00. Screening begins at 6:15.
Free. refreshments will be served.
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Time: 
6PM
Venue: 

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

May 16, 2017

Courtesy of: Danomyte, via Adobe Stock.

Courtesy of: Danomyte, via Adobe Stock.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

IL: Where has Childhood Gone? A discussion about the changing experiences of youth in Chicago.

Description: 

If you work or care for youth, come join us for dinner to discuss the institutions that are affecting the youth experience in Chicago as a part of Chicago Community Trust's On The Table forum. Educators, community organizers, and people working within the juvenile justice system will facilitate a conversation that will explore juvenile justice, education and newfound pressures for today’s children. Youth will also participate in the conversation.

Click here to RSVP. Limited seats will be available.

We invite you to connect and share stories from your own experiences. Inspired by Hull-House Settlement’s efforts...read more…

Time: 
4:30PM
Venue: 

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

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