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They Got NEXT — Chicago Sinfonietta Celebrates 35 Years
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, like so many organizations, was forced to reimagine itself, pivoting programming and performances to a fully virtual space.
Congo Square Play Promotes Healing, Catharsis in Chicago
Congo Square Theatre is an ensemble dedicated to producing transformative work rooted in the African Diaspora. For 20 years it has committed to telling stories by and for Black people.
Congo Square Theatre Company
Chicago violence prevention leader joins Justice Department as senior adviser
READI Chicago Director Eddie Bocanegra Joins Justice Department as Senior Adviser
Examining the Rise of Armed Extremists and Militias in Michigan
Recent political violence issues have been on the rise in the U.S. During this webinar, panelists discussed these trends, their implications on democratic institutions specifically in Michigan, and what policy makers might be poised to do about it.
The current state of the Chicago police consent decree
A discussion on the court ordered consent decree that included an update from independent monitor Maggie Hickey, and a panel discussion with Cara Hendrickson, Ghian Foreman, Robert Boik, and Garien Gatewood (moderator).
The state of federal funding for gun violence research and data
A new report finds that roughly $600 million over five years needed to close gun violence research gap. Dr. Shani Buggs, Zach Gaumer, and Dr. John Roman shared their perspectives and key issues in gun violence prevention research.
Artists as connectors: building racial solidarities in the Twin Cities
Past Joyce Awards recipients discuss how the arts and artists can inspire healing by invoking racial solidarities and foster collective acts of joy, grief, and resistance.
A conversation with 2021 Joyce Award recipients
2021 Joyce Awards winners together for the first time discuss their projects– four impactful collaborations spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities in Chicago, Cleveland, and Milwaukee.
Briefing on New Illinois Criminal Justice Legislation
In January 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed the most comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation in recent memory. The Joyce Foundation, Illinois Justice Project, & BPI hosted a briefing to discuss the key elements of the 700-page bill.
Building bridges to post-secondary success in Minnesota
A group of education and workforce leaders in Minnesota released a report with a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure that more young people earn a post-secondary degree or credential.
Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
In August 2020, we launched a new monthly virtual webinar series highlighting emerging research on gun violence through the Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program. View the recordings of all the past webinars and sign up for future invitations.