This zine series was developed in connection with “Unfinished Business–Juvenile Justice,” the community-curated exhibit at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, on view through August 2011.
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Project NIA, and the Chicago Freedom School are releasing a series of five zines to the public, created by teaching artists, Rachel Marie-Crane Williams and Elgin-Bokari T. Smith; activist and artist, Billy Dee; and youth at the Chicago Freedom School and the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
The zines feature the voices of those affected by the criminal legal system and also tackle the issues that affect all communities.
THE ZINES ONLINE COLLECTION
Each zine is presented in a "VIEW" or "INSTRUCTABLE" format. The first is good for online viewing. The second can be printed double sided, folded, stapled in the center, and trimmed to size. You can download an instruction sheet here.
Graphic History of Juvenile Justice in Illinois ( VIEW | INSTRUCTABLE )
Girls in the System ( VIEW | INTRUCTABLE )
Youth Stories ( VIEW | INSTRUCTABLE )
School-to-Prison Pipeline ( VIEW | INSTRUCTABLE )
The Prison Industrial Complex is... ( VIEW | INSTRUCTABLE )
We are sharing these zines and handbooks with the public and those who care about the future of our youth. The work of creating a more just society continues, and we can all be part of the transformative social change through creative words and images.
About the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement.
The Museum is located in two of the original settlement house buildings- the Hull Home, a National Historic Landmark, and the Residents' Dining Hall, a beautiful Arts and Crafts building that has welcomed some of the world's most important thinkers, artists and activists.
The Museum and its many vibrant programs make connections between the work of Hull-House residents and important contemporary social issues.
About Project NIA
Project NIA’s mission is to dramatically reduce the reliance on arrest, detention, and incarceration for addressing youth crime and to instead promote the use of restorative and transformative practices, a concept that relies on community-based alternatives.
About the Chicago Freedom School
The Chicago Freedom School provides a space where young people and adult allies can study the work of past movements, deepen their understanding of current social problems, build new coalitions and develop strategies for change. We support new generations of critical and independent thinking young people who use their unique experiences and power to create a just world.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.