‘Gone but Not Forgotten’ Quilt Exhibit Honoring Individuals Killed by Chicago Police Department Opens October 17 at Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL –(ENEWSPF)–October 4, 2016 – ‘Gone But Not Forgotten,’ a quilting project memorializing people killed by the Chicago Police department, opens Monday, October 17th in the Murray-Green Library at Roosevelt University. Accompanied by Present Absence, a video installation featuring interviews with families and friends of some of the victims, the quilting project records the names, ages, and dates of death of 144 individuals killed by Chicago police since 2006.

The six ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ quilts stretch nearly forty feet in length and were created in a series of community quilting circles and conversations across Chicago in 2015 and 2016. In total, more than 200 people participated in the sewing of the quilts; photos of the quilting process will be part of the installation. The project was a collaboration between artist Rachel Wallis and the grassroots organizing group We Charge Genocide. The Roosevelt University exhibit will be the first time all six panels of the quilt will be shown in public. Present Absence, the video installation by Salome Chasnoff and Meredith Zielke, captures the lives of five of the victims as shared by people who loved them.

The exhibit will be open to the public October 17-27 and will feature a series of public events including:

Opening Reception – October 17, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Featuring remarks from the artists, and a panel discussion by family members of Chicagoans killed by the police.
Roosevelt University
Murray-Green Library
430 South Michigan Avenue

Quilting Circle – October 25th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Roosevelt University,
location TBA

Day-long Symposium – October 27th – 9am to 5pm
Featuring panels and workshops on the movement against police violence.
Roosevelt University
Congress Lounge
430 South Michigan Avenue

Closing Reception – October 27th 6pm to 8pm
Roosevelt University
Murray-Green Library
430 South Michigan Avenue

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation and is a part of Media Literacy Week.

‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ is a collaboration between We Charge Genocide and Rachel Wallis. This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Source: https://wcgmemorialquilt.com/