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Media Alert: Our Agreements: An Exhibition with Alexandra Antoine and Brandon V. Wyatt – An Illinois Humanities Envisioning Justice Activation Event

CHICAGO, October 3, 2023Illinois Humanities will present Our Agreements: An Exhibition with Alexandra Antoine and Brandon V. Wyatt, the next event in its 2023 Envisioning Justice Activation Series, on October 5 at Galesburg Community Arts Center, 349 E Main St, Galesburg, IL 61401, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CST. This event will include a guided exhibition tour of Our Agreements with artist Alexandra Antoine, created in partnership with Antoine’s longtime collaborator, writer Brandon V. Wyatt. Our Agreements is an exploration of the role of police, prisons, and incarceration in our communities. Free food and drinks will be provided during the event. The exhibition will be on display at the Galesburg Community Arts Center through October 21, 2023.

The Envisioning Justice Activation Series engages the artists, educators, and organizers behind Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION–the program’s dynamic virtual exhibition–to create opportunities for us to reimagine timely conversations about justice, safety, community, and belonging. Each event is hosted in partnership with local nonprofit organizations and community groups that are dedicated to the social, cultural, and economic well-being of their communities.

Wyatt, who is currently incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center, and Antoine’s work together is rooted in the ideas within Gary Zukav’s bestselling book, The Seat of the Soul. Visitors will be guided along the gallery space through focused areas that directly reflect the chapters of Zukav’s book. RSVP is required.

The Envisioning Justice Activation Series will continue with free public events through November. Learn more and find an event near you at


Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION is supported in part by the Mellon Foundation and the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Additional support comes from the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, Polk Bros. Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

About Illinois Humanities

Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a statewide nonprofit organization that activates the humanities through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement. We provide free, high-quality humanities experiences throughout Illinois, particularly for communities of color, individuals living on low incomes, counties and towns in rural areas, small arts and cultural organizations, and communities highly impacted by mass incarceration. Founded in 1974, Illinois Humanities is supported by state, federal, and private funds. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn @ILHumanities.