Please join ART WORKS Projects (AWP) and First Defense Legal Aid (FDLA) at West Englewood Branch Library for a Know your Rights Workshop focused on juvenile justice. The FDLA Street Corp team will provide strategies for parents whose children are arrested or detained by police in Chicago and Cook County. AWP will show a mobile version of its current exhibition Vinny and David: Life and Incarceration of a Family.
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be provided.
This program complements the current AWP exhibition Vinny and David: Life and Incarceration of a Family. Vinny and David began in 2012 when photographer Isadora Kosofsky met Vinny, then age 13, as he was booked into a juvenile detention center for stabbing his mother‘s assailant. Through Kosofsky’s close relationship with Vinny and eventually, his older brother David, she has captured an intimate look at a family struggling to remain connected throughout recurring periods of incarceration. Vinny and David is open at 625 N. Kingsbury from June 8 to August 10, 2017.
Photo: Isadora Kosofsky, Albuquerque, 2012. Vinny prays on his cell bunk at the juvenile detention center. “I want to go home. I’m not with my mom or my family. I love my older brother more than anybody in the world. I want to spend the night on the moon,” says Vinny.
This program is supported by an Illinois Speaks micro-grant through Illinois Humanities.