Past Event

Visions of Justice: Illinois

What does a truly just society look like? How does it feel? How do we get there?

Illinois Humanities presents the statewide finale in the Visions of Justice video series, examining the far-reaching impacts of mass incarceration in our local communities. The virtual screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with local contributors.

Click here to join the event at 6:00 p.m. CST

The Visions of Justice video series foregrounds the perspectives of artists, organizers, scholars, and local residents in the communities of Bloomington-Normal, Carbondale, Chicago, Decatur, East St. Louis, Galesburg, and Urbana-Champaign. Visions of Justice: Illinois brings these local perspectives together in one event to highlight the connections among communities both large and small across the state.

The event will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CST. This online event is free and open to the public, and registration is required. Register to attend below.


Aisha Edwards
Garien Gatewood
Renaldo Hudson
Jobi Cates
James Kilgore

And more to be announced!

Moderator: Meredith Nnoka

More information about the event and our panel of speakers coming soon!


This event will include closed captioning in English. If you require other accommodations, please contact Meredith Nnoka at at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled event.

About the Visions of Justice Series

Visions of Justice is an eight-part video and discussion series co-produced by Illinois Humanities and VAM STUDIO and features an array of Illinois organizers, artists, community members, and others working to confront the impacts of the criminal legal system and advance justice where they live. Learn more