CHICAGO TORTURE JUSTICE CENTER + CHICAGO TORTURE JUSTICE MEMORIALS
5 Years of Healing + Community: Celebrating the anniversary of Reparations Won in Chicago
May 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of Chicago’s historic Reparations Ordinance for survivors of police torture, and the 3rd anniversary of the opening of the Chicago Torture Justice Center. There is so much to celebrate about the last five years, and we can’t wait to mark the milestone with our whole community—wherever we are! Come for an unforgettable evening of performance and reflection, and stay for an update on the profound politicized healing work of the Chicago Torture Justice Center (CTJC), the future of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial (CTJM), and how you can stay involved.Thanks to a partnership with HotHouseGlobal, we will be live-streaming the festivities from all three coasts! With special guests Tasha, Rebel Diaz, and more. Join us on Friday, May 8!
Tasha is a musician born and raised on the northside of Chicago, where she currently resides. This month she released a new single ‘But There’s Still the Moon’ (Father/Daughter), her first release since her debut album ‘Alone At Last’. This song braids her characteristic vocal swooning with a focus on fresh, folk-inspired but forward facing instrumental minimalism. It is a self-contained hymn, an ode to vulnerability and growth, sung to remind oneself of their own tenderness, whether painful, beautiful, or both. You can stream ‘But There’s Still the Moon’ everywhere you listen to music.
Rebel Diaz. grew up in Chicago and came up in The South Bronx. Brothers and sons of political refugees from Chile who fled a CIA-funded dictatorship in the 1970s. Revolution raised them, and the culture of Hip-Hop provided us our own Nueva Cancion. They’ve been doing rebel rap since the Clinton era, sharing their story and those of their people; el barrio, the hood, the poor, los inmigrantes. Their bilingual sound has been shaped by pieces of South American folk, house, and latin percussion gettin down with boom-bap breaks and 808s.