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

Upcoming NextGen events: 


Justice Literacy Workshop with Free Write Arts & Literacy + Closing of Vinny and David
625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
Thursday, August 10, 2017
6 to 8 p.m.
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Join AWP for the closing of Vinny and David: Life and Incarceration of a Family and a Justice Literacy Workshop led by Free Write Arts & Literacy. This 1.5-hour discussion will explore root causes of juvenile incarceration, including the School-To-Prison Pipeline and unconstitutional policing strategies. Food and beverages will be provided.



Past NextGen events:


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.