Gone But Not Forgotten at Roosevelt University

We’re excited to announce that the Gone But Not Forgotten quilts will be on display at Roosevelt University from October 17 – 27!

We hope you’ll join us to see the work of hundreds of Chicagoans, who came together to memorialize 144 people killed by police or while in police custody, displayed together with Present/Absence  a video installation by Salome Chasnoff and Meredith Zielke featuring interviews with friends and family of the victims.

Opening – October 17, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Roosevelt University

Murray-Green Library
430 South Michigan Avenue

Quilting Circle October 25th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Roosevelt University, location TBA

Day-long Symposium – October 27th9am to 5pm
Featuring panels and workshops on the movement against police violence.
Roosevelt University
Congress Lounge
430 South Michigan Avenue

Closing Reception – October 27th 6pm to  8pm
Roosevelt University
Murray-Green Library
430 South Michigan Avenue

For more information and to RSVP for the events see the eventbrite page.

All events will be wheelchair accessible, and free and open to the public. For other accessibility concerns, contact wcgquilt@gmail.com

Gone But Not Forgotten is a collaboration between We Charge Genocide and Rachel Wallis. This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Support the Gone But Not Forgotten Exhibit!

indiegogo imageSince 2006, more than 140 people have been killed by the Chicago Police or while in police custody. Gone But Not Forgotten is a community quilting project, documenting the names and lives of these individuals. Over the last year, more than 150 individuals have participated in combination quilting circles/peace circles across Chicago.  In partnership with grassroots groups, religious organizations, art spaces and schools, we are sewing together the memories of those lost to police violence, while discussing questions of transformative justice, police accountability, and community safety.

Now we need your help to complete the Gone But Not Forgotten quilt and display it in a multi-media art installation this fall. Please consider a gift to support this project!

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Since 2008, 118 people have been fatally shot by the Chicago Police.

Gone But Not Forgotten is a community quilting project, documenting the names and lives of individuals killed by the Chicago Police Department. Join us in one of six quilting circles/peace circles taking place across the city in September and October 2015, as we sew together and discuss questions of transformative justice, police accountability, and community safety.

All quilting circles are wheelchair accessible.
No sewing or quilting experience required.
Free and open to the public.

This project is a collaboration between We Charge Genocide and Rachel Wallis and is supported by a grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.