Past Event

Elective Studies Supper Club: The Mixer!

Illinois Humanities, in partnership with Land and Sea Dept. and Free Write Arts & Literacy, presents this season’s final installation of the Elective Studies Supper Club — this time, in the form of a “mixer.”

We are inviting practicing artists and criminal justice reform leaders alike to come together, enjoy some snacks, drinks, and creative writing exercises, all while building community.

This event converges the Elective Studies series with Envisioning Justice, an initiative created and facilitated by Illinois Humanities using the arts and humanities to engage Chicagoans in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration and jails with the goal of imagining a new criminal justice system.

Our supper club events are designed to help attendees find inspiration from the world and the people around them. Through a combination of lectures by top-tier experts and meals crafted by the city’s finest chefs, these convenings are designed to unite, inspire, nourish, and connect.

Illinois Humanities and Free Write Arts & Literacy are inviting artists, policy-makers and criminal justice system-involved individuals to attend this event. If you would like to inquire about attending, please email

If you require a sign interpreter or any other arrangements to fully participate in this program, please contact at least 72 hours in advance of the event.