Quilt to honor those killed by Chicago police
Quilt display at Roosevelt University to honor those killed by Chicago police

A quilting project that memorializes people killed by Chicago police will be on display in Roosevelt University’s 10th floor Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, beginning Monday, Oct. 17.

Created in a series of community quilting circles and conversations across Chicago in 2015 and 2016, the project called “Gone But Not Forgotten” features six quilts stretching nearly 40 feet in length that were sewn by more than 200 people.
Names, ages and dates of death of 144 people killed by Chicago police since 2006 are recorded on the six quilt panels that have never before been publicly displayed as a single unit.

An opening night reception with remarks from family members of Chicagoans killed by police and a presentation by artist Rachel Wallis and the group We Charge Genocide, who collaborated together on the project that is supported by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17.

Sponsored by Roosevelt University’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, the quilting project is part of Media Literacy Week and will be on display through Thursday, Oct. 27. Special exhibition events include a quilting circle, which will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, a day-long symposium with panels and workshops on the movement against police violence, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Roosevelt’s second-floor Congress Lounge, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, on Thursday, Oct. 27 and a closing reception that will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the University’s library.

For more information about this event, contact the Mansfield Institute’s Nancy Michaels at 312-341-2150.

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