Past Event

Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures

The 18th Annual Imagining America Gathering in partnership with Illinois Humanities

Registration for Chicago residents is currently reduced to $50 for all 3 days with the code NEIGHBOR3D, $40 for 2 days with the code NEIGHBOR2D, or $20 for one day with the code NEIGHBOR1D.


Plenary Session
Envisioning Justice: Creating a Citywide Conversation on the Impact of Incarceration on Communities in Chicago
Saturday, October 20: 9:00-10:00 AM
Studebaker Theater, Fine Arts Building: 410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL
Join us for a presentation of the initiative and a moderated discussion as teaching artists, arts administrators, and others participating in Envisioning Justice reflect upon the initiative – with a special focus on what it means for organizations to pursue big initiatives.
Free Public Performance

Saturday, October 20: 6:00-8:00 PM
Studebaker Theater, Fine Arts Building: 410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL

Alessandro Camon’s Time Alone is the compelling story of a young man convicted of killing a gang rival and a middle-age woman whose son is a police officer murdered in the line of duty. Their parallel journeys deliver them to the world’s most lonely places: a solitary confinement cell and the silent house of a single mother who lost her only child.
This staged reading is produced by Bonnie Franklin’s Classic and Contemporary American Plays, and presented by Imagining America, The Court Theatre, and Illinois Humanities.

These sessions are part of the 18th Annual Imagining America Gathering. The Imagining America National Gathering is an annual gathering of public scholars, artists, students, designers, and cultural organizers who are addressing the nation’s most critical issues. This year’s theme is “Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures.” Learn more.