Upcoming Events and New Resources

Here are some upcoming events that will be of interest to those who want to support justice reform in Illinois:

  • You Matter Summit on the impacts of mass incarceration, on Wednesday April 24, 2024 from9:00 to 3:00 at the Kennedy King College U Building, 740 West 60Th Street, being presented by the Easterling Center for Restorative Practices in partnership with llinois Humanities and The Field Foundation and hosted by Justice 2020.
  • Out of the Shadows, a forum on court transparency on Thursday April 25, 2024, 11:30 to 1:30 at 5100 West Harrison, presented by Common Cause Illinois, the Better Government Association, and BUILD’s Peace and Justice Center.
  • Galvanizing Action for Justicean annual event of Impact for Equity on Wednesday May 8, 2024- 5:30 cocktails, 6:30 program and dinner at Venue West, 25 N. Paulina.
  • Annual Toast to Justicean annual event of the John Howard Association, on Tuesday June 13,2024 from 5:30 to 8:00 at Tree House Chicago, 149 West Kinzie.

Other Resources

Other resources highlighted in the revised attachment at Tab headed Getting Involved  include information on prison conditions in Illinois, on the impact of ending cash bail in Illinois, and on Governor Pritzker’s plans to demolish and replace some Illinois prisons.

Work continues on many fronts. Thank you for all that you are doing.