ART WORKS Projects’ NextGen Committee provides an opportunity for emerging Chicagoland leaders (age 23 – 35) in the arts, nonprofit, education, and business sectors to engage in and to contribute to human rights programming and community conversations.


For more information on joining AWP’s NextGen Committee, please contact Annalise Taylor at

Past NextGen events:


Closing of Vinny and David: Life and Incarceration of a Family
625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
Thursday, August 10, 2017
6 to 8 p.m.
Speaker: Daniel Banks, Illinois Juvenile Justice Department Youth Advisory Board



Community Ally Action Night
625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
Thursday, May 4, 2017
6 to 8 p.m.


Join AWP’s NextGen Committee after work on May 4 for Community Ally Action Night, an evening of resistance and action. We’ll hear from local organizations about how to strengthen our city by supporting and welcoming refugee and immigrant communities. Free and open to the public.


Community Partners:
ACLU of Illinois
Pilsen Alliance
Pan-African Alliance


Additional speakers:
Heartland Alliance
Leif Anderson, Representative of the Office of U.S. Senator Tammy
Dance Peace


Refreshments provided by:
Groupon to Go
Hopewell Brewing


Community Ally Action Night is set in AWP’s newest installation, Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys – a photography and multimedia exhibit which traces the journey of a family during the catastrophic events of displacement, on a path to sanctuary, and through the long process of rebuilding life in a new community. On view until May 18.