UU Prison Ministry Events
Events you should know about:
Coalition to End Money Bond
On April 10, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices announced it will be hosting three listening sessions on pretrial justice and accepting written comments through June 30th of this year. This is a direct result of the Coalition to End Money Bond and our allies’ demands for a process for public input into this important conversation. Over the last several months, we collected nearly 1,000 signatures in support of a public hearing and sent in hundreds of postcards from individual supporters calling on the commission to hear the voices of impacted communities. Thank you for your part in making this happen!
The currently scheduled hearings are:
IL Department of Corrections
Join Free Write Arts & Literacy for our first major fundraising event, MoneyBall!
June 22, 2019 : 7pm-11pm
Chicago Art Department : 1932 S. Halsted
For 19 years, Free Write has worked inside locked facilities like the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, offering literacy and arts education to detained youth. The title MoneyBall is an acknowledgment of the intersection of two critical systems in which our students and our organization are situated—the Prison Industrial Complex and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex. Both “complexes” refer to industries built on the backs of oppressed people. Everyday, the way we choose to spend money “talks” for us. MoneyBall is an opportunity to invest in Free Write’s community-based solutions and explore how we, individually and collectively, can divest from systems of violence.
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