Jan 14, 2017, 6PM

ICA Gather: “No Justice, No Peace: Breaking the System”


ICA Gather: No Justice No Peace

ICA Gather: No Justice No Peace

The Institute of Contemporary Art and Philadelphia Printworks co-present “No Justice, No Peace: Breaking the System,” the latest in ICA’s new Gather programming series that presents special programs collaboratively produced in partnership with area community and campus groups.

Join us on Saturday, January 14 from 6PM to 9PM for an evening of music and a panel discussion regarding the current state of police brutality, prison abolition, and critical resistance. Performers and participants include Rashid Zakat DJing and Toorjo Ghose and Anyabwile Love participating in the panel discussion.

Philadelphia Printworks will be offering free screenprinting throughout the event; BYO t-shirt or tote, or Philadelphia Printworks will have some for sale!

This event is free and open to the public. The Institute of Contemporary Art is wheelchair accessible. Register here.

Dr. Toorjo Ghose’s work focuses on structural interventions in the areas of incarceration, substance use, homelessness and HIV, both at the domestic and international levels. His research examines the manner in which contextual factors such as housing, community mobilization, access to mental health care, and organizational characteristics influence substance use and HIV risk. He is currently collaborating with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, The World Bank, and the United Nations on initiatives to end AIDS by 2030 through structural interventions that address the social drivers of risk in marginalized communities around the world. Dr. Ghose is a founding member and CEO of The Center for Carceral Communities (CCC), a collective of service providers and people with a history of incarceration.

Philadelphia native Dr. Anyabwile Love is an Africana Studies scholar. He completed both his B.A. (Cum Laude) and his M.A. in African American Studies from Temple University. He received his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in May 2014. His primary research interest considers the necessity of developing and utilizing African-centered methodologies in the research of African cultures. He served as a music educator for the Philadelphia Arts Sanctuary Music Liberation Orchestra. A program founded by musician Hannibal Lokumbe that, “teaches music, genealogy, and writing to incarcerated men around the country including Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia, PA.” He was recently a co-contributor to the Prison Abolition Syllabus for the African American Intellectual History Society. He has taught at Lincoln University, Drexel University and at Temple University during his doctoral studies. Most recently he was a post-doctoral teaching fellow in the Department of African American Studies at Penn State University at University Park, PA. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of History at Community College of Philadelphia.

Additional panelist TBA.