Do Not Resist? Opening Reception

Do Not Resist? 100 Years of Chicago Police Violence is a community-based, artist-led, visual project and exhibition, curated by a team of artists within For the People Artists Collective.
The exhibition will allow audience members to engage with Chicago’s history of police violence in order to better understand what led to our present circumstances. The exhibition will invite viewers to imagine a future without policing, serving as a space in which we can envision new structures for community safety that are not reliant on police and prisons.
This month-long, city-wide exhibition will take place at the Hairpin Arts Center and Art In These Times in Logan Square, Uri-Eichen Gallery in Pilsen, and Roman Susan Gallery in Rogers Park. The exhibition will be paired with teach-ins, workshops, performances, and panels on the topic of policing, challenging state violence, exploring abolition, and community healing.
Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Ave.
2nd Floor
6PM: Doors Open
6:45PM: Performances by Arewa Karen (Pierre Loury’s Great Aunt), Kuumba Lynx, and TBA
7:30PM: Do Not Resist? opening panel, featuring Ricardo Levins Morales (Minneapolis-based movement artist & organizer), Andrea Ritchie (Invisible No More author), and Bria Royal (People’s Response Team and For the People Artists Collective). Moderated by Page May (Assata’s Daughters)
wheelchair-accessible ○ gender-neutral bathrooms ○ seating available ○ close to public transit ○ free to the public
Light snacks and drinks provided
FTP artists Monica Trinidad, Sarah-Ji Rhee, Ruby Pinto, Deb Kim and Serena Hodges
Jireh L. Drake • Serena Hodges • Deb Kim • Johannil Napoleon • Ruby Pinto • Sarah-Ji Rhee • K Rodriguez • Tesh Silver • Tita Thomas • Monica Trinidad • Ricardo Levins Morales • Emory Douglas • Kuumba Lynx • Darien R. Wendell • Hoda Katebi & Mary Zerkel • Zitali Yunuhem • Chicago Torture Justice Memorials • Citizens Police Data Project • Clandestino • Asha Edwards • Eric Garcia • Grace Needlman • Nicole Marroquin • Rachel Wallis • Larry Redmond • Aisha Oxley • Rebel Betty • Ari Mejia • Ava Mohtashemi • C.R. Cooper • Carla Nicol Argueta • Crystal Dunn • Terry Rudd • Salome Chasnoff & Meredith Zielke • Tyler Clark • Raven Wells • Marten Katze • Theresa Campagna • Lauren Victoria • Dawn Liddicoatt • and more!
This exhibition is made possible thanks to the Propeller Fund. Organizational Sponsors include People’s Law Office, National Lawyers Guild of Chicago, People’s Response Team, American Friends Service Committee–Chicago, Love & Protect, Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project, and Uptown People’s Law Center.
We’d also like to thank our Artist Advisory Panel members William Estrada and Vita Cleveland for their intentional and diligent work in choosing the artists works featured in this exhibition. <3
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at, or send us a message.
If you would like to sponsor the exhibition, please email us at by December 31, 2017.
Please also let us know if you need translation, childcare, or scent-free spaces.

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