Visions of Justice: Galesburg
What does a truly just society look like? How does it feel? How do we get there?
Oct 19, 2021
Open to the public
Join co-hosts Illinois Humanities and the Galesburg Civic Art Center for a screening of the Galesburg edition of the Visions of Justice video series, immediately followed by a facilitated community dialogue around mass incarceration and its impacts on Galesburg. In our screening of Visions of Justice: Galesburg, we’ll hear from four contributors who are currently serving long-term sentences at Hill Correctional Center about their personal experiences and perspectives on the carceral system.
PLEASE NOTE: THE LINK TO ATTEND THIS EVENT HAS RECENTLY BEEN UPDATED. A NEW LINK TO THE ZOOM EVENT IS PROVIDED BELOW.
The event will take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is required. Register to attend below.
Moderator: Debbe Rigney-Hays
This event will include closed captioning in English. If you require other accommodations, please contact Meredith Nnoka at email@example.com at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled event.
ABOUT THE VISIONS OF JUSTICE SERIES
Visions of Justice is an eight-part video and discussion series co-produced by Illinois Humanities in partnership with VAM STUDIO and features an array of Illinois organizers, artists, community members, and others working to confront the impacts of the criminal legal system and advance justice where they live. Learn more
About Vam Studio
VAM STUDIO is an award-winning production company and film collective behind some of the most disruptive narratives, commercials, and branded content in culture today. VAM is an unapologetic, diverse team of filmmakers working from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and disciplines while standing out on a global scale.
The VAM STUDIO team includes filmmakers and writers Sam Bailey, Fatimah Asghar, Jordan Phelps and founder Vincent Martell.
About the Panelists
Debbe Rigney-Hays is a reading specialist with a graduate degree in reading and a national certification to teach and train reading to adult educators. She has worked with at-risk preschoolers at two of Galesburg’s public housing sites and volunteered at Bright Futures until the pandemic. Having taught GED, pre-GED and ESL at Carl Sandburg College, Debbe worked for the state as a resource specialist for adult education, which involved working with teachers and learners in Illinois prisons.