Project Launch Event

June 28, 2011, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Hull House
800 S. Halsted St.


We invite artists and those who seek justice of all kinds to submit proposals for a monument to memorialize the Chicago Police torture cases. Our goal is to honor the survivors of torture, their family members, and the African American communities affected by the torture. The monument will also recall and honor the nearly two-decades long struggle for justice waged by torture survivors and their families, attorneys, community organizers, and people from every neighborhood and walk of life in Chicago.

The program will include:

  • Music and performances by Deja K. Taylor and Nicole Garneau;
  • Testimony by Darrell Cannon, torture survivor;
  • Case history by Joey Mogul, Attorney with People‚Äôs Law Office representing torturesurvivors,
  • Discussion of Reparations, Stan Willis, National Conference of Black Lawyers
  • and an introduction to the project by the organizers, who include:

Alice Kim, Amy Partridge, Laurie Palmer, Joey Mogul, Stephen Eisenman, Laurie Jo Reynolds, Jan Susler, Daniel Tucker, Carla Mayer, Ellen Rothenberg, Ben Stagl