Issue #14 Release Event!

Wednesday, April 23,  5-8 PM
Read/Write Library
914 N. California – (enter on Walton Ave)
Chicago, IL 60622

To release our new issue, we invite YOU to help create the cover! Join us for a multi-generational gathering with conversation, music, food and activities. People of all ages welcome. This is an accessible space.

What do we mean by childhood? Is it imagined as a state of innocence, or a state of ignorance? Is it a demographic, an age range, a social category? Is it a neoliberal marketing tool, a relationship to power, a pretext for politics? How do different  “childhoods” reflect and reproduce power differentials?  In whose name do adults invoke the image of the child — and how do people identified as children participate in so-called “adult” practices such as  social movements, knowledge-production, and public life more broadly? Join AREA editors and authors of all ages in a collective attempt to learn about power, about social and political struggles, and about our daily lives by exploring “childhoods” in Chicago.

Featuring Contributions by:
Ave Rivera, Oswaldo Gomez, & Ross Floyd; Carrie Kaufman; Laura Sachiko Fugikawa; Rebecca Kling; Nate Marshall; Victoria “Torii” Crider; Cesar Hernandez; Chiara Galimberti with Oona and Florence Winners; Euan Hague and Kathy McGroarty-Torres; Chicago Childcare Collective; Tom Veed; Michael Johnson; Nancy Anderson; Jacob Klippenstein; Tempestt Hazel; Brenda Hernandez; Wade Tillett; Sol, Mom, Jacob & Mohamed; Debbie Southorn; Kristen Atkinson, Mariame Kaba, Jacob Klippenstein, Eva Nagao & Mary Scott-Boria; Lisa L. Angonese; Nikki Zaleski; Nicole Marroquin with Jennifer Klonsky; Bianca Diaz; Amanda Hope; Erica R. Meiners; Ivan Arenas; Moratorium on Deportations Campaign; Rachel Caidor; Chelsea Cossu; Frank Edwards; Anonymous Informant; Gilad Shanan, with Delores Rita, Annie Stone and Christine Harrell; Lewis Wallace and Jane Hereth; Nikki Zaleski with members from Illinois Caucus on Adolescent Health’s Youth Leadership Council; and Geoff Hing

We will also be releasing special media projects for the web, by Chelsea Cossu and Francesco De Salvatore with members of the Young Fugitives.

AREA #14 is edited by Rozalinda Borcila, Jacob Klippenstein, Mohamed Mehdi, Sarah Mendelsohn, Hannah Baptiste, Erica Meiners, and designed by Kimberly Le.