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Mitigating Evidence: An exhibition of art and writing by people who are or were incarcerated in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Stateville Correctional Center is being installed at the West Side Justice Center for the FDLA “Be Ready to Protect Them” launch event on October 28th. It is not to be missed!

Mitigating Evidence is the fifth exhibition of Free Write Arts and Literacy student work; it was originally hosted by Chicago Art Department and is the first collaborative effort between Free Write and Prison Neighborhood Arts Project.

Friday, October 28th, 3pm-5pm, **Reception to follow**

West Side Justice Center: 601 S. California Ave.

This is a free mini-workshop for lawyers and anyone who works with youth to learn more about what is at stake when youth are alone with police, and what adults can do.

Featuring Panelists:

Vickie Casanova Willis: First Defense Legal Aid & the National Conference of Black Lawyers

Herschella Conyers: Mandel Legal Aid Clinic & the Juvenile Justice Initiative

Xavier McEthrath-Bey: Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Aislinn Sol: Black Lives Matter – Chicago

Paul Williams: First Defense Legal Aid Street Law Corps


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