Chicago Artists Fuel the Movement for Prison Abolition
August 7, 2020 In the Press
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, artists in Chicago have been major supporters and proponents of the prison abolition movement.
Reporting for Hyperallergic, Claire Wang writes,
When COVID-19 first hit the US, artist collectives around the country were preoccupied with raising emergency funds to help cover canceled exhibitions, rent, and other expenses for members of their own community. Since the murder of George Floyd, independent artmakers have also emerged as facilitators and fundraisers for the continuing abolition movement.