Chicago-born artist Bianca Diaz has written a beautiful children’s book titled “The Princess Who Went Quiet.” In Bianca’s own words:
“This comic was inspired by the stories that many people have shared with me about how incarceration has impacted their own lives, the lives of their family members, and the life of their communities. Thank you so much for letting me listen.”
Join us on Tuesday January 27 from 6 to 8:30 pm as we address how to talk to kids about incarceration. We will be joined by formerly incarcerated parents who will share their experiences. We will also share resources (including Bianca’s book) that can help open up discussions about incarceration with children.
We would especially like to invite families and others who have or work with people who are or have been incarcerated at Cook County Jail.
Hard copies of the “Princess Who Went Quiet” will be distributed to people who have a loved one incarcerated at Cook County Jail through a grant by 96 Acres.
On January 27, Marissa Alexander, a Florida mother of 3 unjustly tried, convicted and incarcerated for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband is set to be released from jail after accepting a plea deal rather than face 60 years in prison if re-convicted, will be released from Duval County jail. We are using this occasion to underscore the impact(s) of incarceration on children.
Thanks to the Chicago Childcare Collective, we will have childcare available at this event. Let us know if you will be bringing children at email@example.com
This event is co-sponsored by Project NIA, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, 96 ACRES, the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander, Visible Voices, CLAIM Program of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, the Next Movement/Prison Ministry of Trinity United Church of Christ, LSSI Connections, Free Write Jail Arts Program, Chicago Childcare Collective.