Tamms Year Ten


Upcoming Year Ten Events

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  • 2/9–Saturday–10AM. Year Ten Organizing Meeting
    Progressive Community Center, The People’s Church
    56 E. 48th St. Chicago IL 60615
  • 2/9–Saturday–3PM. Year Ten Meeting for Artists
    2114 N. California Ave. Chicago IL 60647
  • 2/14–Thursday–noon. “Have A Heart” rally
    Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph
    We are asking Lisa Madigan to order evidentiary hearings for victims of police torture. All Madigan has to do is sign off on new hearings–the stroke of a pen. There has already been a Cook County resolution urging her to do it–now she needs to hear it from you–enough is enough. There are dozens of men still in prison who “confessed” to crimes after they were electro-shocked, suffocated and beaten by Chicago police.
  • 2/16–10AM. Legislative Advocacy Meeting, Citizens for Earned Release John Howard Association, Room 830
    300 W. Adams, Chicago IL 60606
  • 2/22–6:30PM. Saving our Sons Ministries event
    Friday, February 22, 6:30pm
    B.T. Little Community Center
    1300 S. Kedzie, Chicago, IL
    Live band, dancing groups, marital arts performances, poetry reading & etc.
    Come out and bring the family to celebrate the “Sights and Sounds of Blackness” for Black History Month.
  • 2/23–10AM-noon. Year Ten Organizing Meeting
    Progressive Community Center
    The People’s Church 56 E. 48th St., Chicago IL 60615
  • 3/1–Saturday–10:30 AM. A talk on “Human Contact Deprivation”
    Cynthia and ex-prisoners will speak about Tamms at Sacred Heart Church in Joliet. (This is our only non-Chicago event!)
    Sacred Heart Parish, 337 S. Ottawa Street, Joliet IL 60436
  • 3/3–Monday–4PM. Press conference and spoken-word event.
    Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
    The University of Illinois at Chicago
    800 S. Halsted (M/C 051), Chicago, IL 60607-7017
  • 3/8–Saturday–6:00-8:30PM. Letter-writing to Tamms prisoners event and kick-off for Supermax Subscriptions
    Mess Hall. 6932 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago IL 60626
  • 3/10–Monday–10PM. Chicago Peace Party at Danny’s
    Benefit for Tamms Year Ten Campaign–half of bar proceeds go to our campaign.
    Danny’s Bar. 1951 W Dickens Ave, Chicago IL 60614
  • 3/15–Saturday–9PM. A Benefit For Tamms Year Ten
    Featuring Elmore James Jr. and Rupert (Jaimie Branch/Marc Riordan/Toby Summerfield)
    The Hideout. 1354 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago IL 60622
  • 4/17–Thursday–6PM. Gene Siskel Film Center
    “You Don’t Remember The Time You Do: Moments in the Lives of Prisoners”
    Space Ghost by Laurie Jo Reynolds and In Loving Memory by Rob Todd.
    Co-presented with CEDP.
    164 North State Street, Chicago IL 60601
  • 4/19-Saturday-9PM. Roommate’s We Were Enchanted record release show! Featuring a special song co-written with a Tamms prisoner.
    Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL 60622
  • 4/26–Saturday–11AM to 4PM. Freedom School Communiversity
    All day education on the prison industrial complex.
    Participants will write letters to Tamms prisoners.
    719 S. State St., Suite 3N, Chicago IL 60605
  • 4/29–Tuesday–4PM to 5:30PM. Northwestern University lecture
    Center for International and Comparative Studies series: “Torture in the Era of Democracy” Ex-prisoner Reginald Berry and attorney Jean Maclean Snyder will speak about Tamms.
    Northwestern University, BCSIS conference room
    1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL 60208
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