Release of AREA #15 : Healing and Repair

The Experimental Station, 6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago
Sunday, December 6th 2015, 3:00-5:00 PM

Please join us to celebrate the release of AREA #15: Healing and Repair, to meet contributors and hear updates, to offer your own reflections and input to this citywide conversation. We will also unveil projects for the online special issue! This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. This space is accessible.

Topics for AREA #15: Healing and Repair

Resistance and Survival: Black Communities, food sovereignty & climate change; Mother’s struggles against the CPD murder of Black youth; trauma & art practice, resistance to systemic violence in the “War on Drugs”

Reparations: Reparations from slavery, The John Burge Reparations Ordinance, Torture Justice Memorials

Within and Against the Law: Healthcare institutions and capitalist restructuring; healthcare & systemic barriers to trans youth; Mental Health Movement; healthcare promotion & immigrant youth; food & power at Cook County Jail; prison health care Injustice; the Chicago Community Bond Fund

Coming Together in Struggle: Disability Rights perspective on Black Lives Matter; the Healing Justice Teaching Circle; First Responders and disabled communities; Trauma Center Struggles; Internalized Oppression; Healing through art and community-building

With contributions by: Chi-Nations Youth Council; members of We Charge Genocide: Page May, Hana Worku, Breanna Champion, Monica Trinidad, Ethan Viets-Van Lear, Kush Thompson; Semillas Autónomas; Eric Kofi Malone, Diallo Kenyatta, Theodore Richards, Safia Rashid, Gregory Bratton, Kenya Vera Sample, Julian Sample, Michael Tekhen; Panzy Edwards, Daphne Jackson; Brian Sykes; Kamm Howard and Larry Redmond; BYP100; Anthony Holmes, Dorothy Burge, Darrell Cannon; The Chicago Torture Justice Memorials; Chicago Community Bond Fund; Mary Bowman; Cassie Warren; N’Dana Carter; Maria Ferrera; Food not Bombs Pilsen; Alan Mills with Angela McClellan, Adrienne Canady, Jerri Lindsey and Gianna X; Tinotheus Gordon; Stephanie Camba, Nina Metsovaara, Erin Raether, and Tanuja Jagernauth; Kelly Hayes with Ejeris Dixon & Ash Stephens; Danelene Powell-Watts, Candace Coleman, Carrie Kaufman; Veronica Morris Moore; Phylis Humphries; Members of Escolta St. Snatchers Social Club: Raven Guerrero, Nasstasha Camba, Jenn Buckler, Crystle Dino, Stephanie Camba, and Sarah Jane Rhee.

Transcription by: Sara Brodzinsky, Francesco De Salvatore, Denise Dooley, Mohamed Mehdi, Fred Moten, Sara Nelson, Erin Raether, Mary Wu, Ally Young

Designed by: Kimberly Lee

Editorial collective: Rozalinda Borcilă, Jayne Hileman, Jacob Klippenstein

Contributing Editors and Advisers: Mohamed Mehdi, Francesco de Salvatore