Past Event

From Healing to Action with Chicago Torture Justice Memorials

Together with artists, activists, community leaders, and survivors of police torture, From Healing to Action presents an evening of art, storytelling, and community presented by Illinois Humanities, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), and the Chicago Torture Justice Center in Woodlawn. Learn about the history of police torture in Chicago and the movement for healing and reparations from those at its forefront with a short screening of CTJM’s Narrating the Struggle for Justice for Police Torture Survivors, a healing exercise led by artist and educator Patricia Nguyen, and a reception with screen printing provided by PO Box Collective, collaborative quilt-making with artist and activist Dorothy Burge, and food by Celebrations by Us.

We hope you’ll join us to learn about how each of us can contribute to bringing about restoration, reparations, and justice for state violence.

What to expect: This event is recommended for guests ages 16 and up. Some content may be challenging, and guests are encouraged to participate at their own pace. A quiet space will be available to allow guests to take time for themselves, and staff and community members will be present to offer support.

This event is presented in partnership with Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, the Chicago Torture Justice Center, PO Box Collective, the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Human Rights Lab, and Bridge.