Civic Engagement Lunch Talk: “Illinois Deaths in Custody Project: An Analysis of Online Reporting and Eulogizing”

Date / Time

February 28, 2019 - February 28, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join IPCE and Dr. Therese Quinn of The School of Art and Art History for a presentation of Dr. Quinn’s research: “Illinois Deaths in Custody Project: An Analysis of Online Reporting and Eulogizing.” Motivated by experiences working inside prisons, producing art to facilitate social change, and a shared commitment to abolition—ending the United States’ relentless investments in prisons, policing and punishment—in 2016 a group of artists and scholars created the Illinois Deaths in Custody Project (IDCP). An example of collaborative inquiry and politically engaged exhibition, IDCP has gathered information about deaths in custody from the Department of Corrections; solicited material—eulogies, art, letters—from incarcerated people about deaths in custody, and; offered public workshops to increase the visibility of deaths, and lives, of people inside Illinois prisons, jails and other detention centers. This presentation will share the process and some results of this ongoing research.

Lunch will be provided by IPCE.

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