Let’s Get Free! Music, Mass Incarceration, and the Right to (Re)Make the City

04/16/2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
School of Social Service Administration, Lobby

Join us for great music and great conversation!

--Belle Bahhs (Black Ancestors Here Healing Society), 2017 Soros Justice Fellow and hip hop activist
--Bill Sites, SSA Associate Professor
--Fergus McNeil, Professor of Criminology & Social Work (Sociology), University of Glasgow

Co-hosted by: Reuben Jonathan Miller, School of Social Service Administration Assistant Professor and Franklin Cosey-Gay, Project Director, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention

Monday, April 16, 2018
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The University of Chicago
School of Social Service Administration - Lobby
969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Our panel will move from the “raptivism” of Bella Bahhs, who performs freedom songs to organize black people affected by mass incarceration, to Bill Sites’ examination of the music of Sun Ra, whose speculative jazz helped launch afro-futurism and helped shape Black Chicago. Fergus McNeill will take us "across the pond" to see how people affected by criminal justice in Scotland use popular music and photography to resist and challenge ‘pervasive punishment’ and to explore the meanings of community reintegration.

This event is free and open to the public. Register by April 13th.

Persons with disabilities or requiring special accommodations please contact Carmella Snook at csnook@uchicago.edu or call 773-702-9700.

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