Past Event

An Untold Story of the Conservative Vice Lords: Can Gangs Change?

Join us for this special Cafe Society inspired by the exhibit “Report To The Public: An Untold Story of the Conservative Vice Lords.” Attendees will have an opportunity to view the exhibit and take part in a conversation exploring the questions: Can gangs change? Can gang members bring peace to the streets today? How can they become forces for positive social change?

Benneth Leea former Insane Vice Lords member and a former violence interrupter,  will be joining us as our guest speaker.

To learn more about the exhibit, visit the Art In These Times blog. 

Benny Lee, as he is known by many, a former gang leader, recovering addict, and former death row inmate has become a father, husband, and one of the top trainers and administrators in the field of social service. As community liaison and reentry speicalist for TASC, Benneth Lee prepares individuals to make successful transitions from incarceration into the community. He also works with communities to help them build their capacity to effectively receive individuals returning home following incarceration. Benneth Lee has received numerous awards for his outstanding work including Project Safe Neighborhoods award from the U.S. Department of Justice, and a national America Honors Recovery award from the Johnson Institute for his work in providing innovative services to gang affiliated individuals in the criminal justice system.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 312.422.5580. 

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit Chicago Parking Map