IFAFF Forums & Workshops

In addition to the wonderful, meaningful and compelling films that are being screened, the (In)Justice For All Film Festival presents a variety of community forums and workshops to provide additional context to the various issues presented. This year our forums and workshops will be presented using the Zoom Webinar platform. Below you will find information on these special opportunities, as well as registration instructions. Often these conversations are highlights of our festival experiences.

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Friday
August 13 | 8pm

Organizing Across Differences

The systemic challenges that face marginalized communities are often the same; but, cultural differences often get in the way of synchronized action. This community conversation will explore how to effectively organize for change across those boundaries.

 

ZOOM WEBINAR

Organizing Across Differences

 

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Saturday
August 14 | 6:15pm 

Restorative Justice 101

There is a better way to address community and individual harm. Many of us have been hearing about the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice. Now you have a chance to learn the basics for yourself. Join Nehemiah Trinity Rising for an introduction to RJ, taught by some of Chicago's leading practitioners.

 

ZOOM WEBINAR

Restorative Practices 101

 

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Sunday
August 15 | 3:15pm 

How Communities Can Respond to Domestic Violence
Hosted by the Trinity UCC Domestic Violence Ministry and Tamar's Wings.

Join a panel of experts as they discuss the challenges of and solutions to one of the scourges of our society, Domestic Violence. These sessions have been among the most emotional and powerful of all of our panel conversations and should be attended by adults or teens over 13 years old, with their parents or guardians.

 

ZOOM WEBINAR

How Communities Can Respond to Domestic Violence

 

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Monday
August 16 | 8:15pm 

Keeping a Focus on Immigration in the Midst of Pandemic

Join us for context and conversation on the additional challenges that Covid-19 has created in the turbulent world of immigration, specifically in the U.S.

 

ZOOM WEBINAR

Keeping a Focus on Immigration in the Midst of Pandemic

 

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Tuesday
August 17 | 7:15pm 

Victories: National and Local Bail Reform Update

The tide has been turning for several years now as across the country organizations and coalitions have raised the issue of keeping people in our jails simply because they cannot afford their bonds. Often a few hundred dollars stand between freedom to continue your life until your day in court, and spending weeks, months, even years awaiting your case's final disposition. "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" is engrained in our psyche, but there is a fight going on right now to make it a reality. Join us for an update on the progress we are making and, importantly, on the fights yet before us.

 

ZOOM WEBINAR

Victories: National and Local Bail Reform Update

 

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Wednesday
August 18 | 8pm 

Prison Reform or Prison Abolition

Prison reform has many allies, including some unlikely ones that recognize the spending insanity, but not necessarily the moral necessity. But, is reform a possibility? The institutional momentum of the prison industrial complex resists changes at every turn. Prisons are jobs programs in rural communities, they support huge industries with their demands for food and services, and they provide cheap labor for companies and our own military. Many are of the opinion that working around the edges of the horror of our prisons is a waste of our time and energy and that abolition is what is needed. To make this a reality means addressing the myriad of issues that drive crime - mental health, job opportunities, housing, education, etc. Join us for an important and exciting discussion.

 

ZOOM WEBINAR

Prison Reform or Prison Abolition

 

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Thursday
August 19 | 7:45pm 

Paths to a Racism Free Society

Please join this panel conversation, led by Rev. Dr. Waltrina Middleton, Executive Director of the Community Renewal Society, and supported by the Interfaith Committee Against Racism, as we explore ideas on how to rid our society of racism.

 

ZOOM WEBINAR

Paths to a Racism Free Society

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Friday
August 20 | 7pm 

Police Reform or Defunding?
A Community Conversation

The shouts to defund the police have been heard from Washington State to Minnesota, from Georgia to Washington, D.C. America spends hundreds of billions of dollars on police, but in many communities citizens still do not feel safe. What is the solution? Join this conversation as we explore what it means to invest in community safety.

 

ZOOM WEBINAR

Police Reform or Defunding? A Community Conversation

Register for this webinar by CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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