OPENING OF EXHIBITION BY PHOTOGRAPHER SARAH-JI
Join photographer Sarah-Ji and 33rd Ward Working Families (33WF) on Saturday, June 10, from 6-10pm, for a special evening as we open Sarah-Ji’s work documenting the 2020 Uprising following the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department.
Come gather at 33WF community space on 3248 W Montrose for this special evening and join Sarah-Ji (@loveandstrugglephotos) and artist Monica Trinidad (@itsmonicatrinidad) in conversation about the impact of art in movement. **MASKS REQUIRED**
Come hungry, stay late!
This collection of photos was previously at DePaul Art Museum’s exhibition Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture, and Reparations | Chicago to Guantanamo. Photos include documentation of rallies and marches spanning from 2015-2022 in Chicago, on view to all.
Sarah-Ji (she/her) has been documenting freedom struggles in Chicago since fall of 2010. Her work has intentionally focused on everyday people imagining and building a world rooted in love and justice, a world where everyone thrives, no one is disposable, where prisons and police are obsolete. She builds towards this abolitionist horizon with fellow organizers and activists who, too, believe that "abolition is radical imagination." She believes that when people act together, the impossible can become possible; she's seen it with her own eyes and documented it in real time. She hopes that these images of resistance and reimagination will plant seeds in others to join in the work of collective liberation.
Sarah-Ji lives in Rogers Park with her teen Cadence and partner Geoff, but she considers herself part of the 33WF extended family.
About Monica Trinidad
Monica Trinidad (they/she) is a queer Latine visual artist and cultural strategist working at the intersections of art and social change. A lifelong Chicagoan, Monica has created zines, graphics, mixed media posters, and other visual art highlighting youth-led and intersectional grassroots organizing work in Chicago and nationally. You can find Monica’s most notable visual artwork on the cover of Mariame Kaba's New York Times bestseller We Do This Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice.