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JOIN TAMMS YEAR TEN: POTLUCK + PRISONER LETTERS
SUNDAY JUNE 27, 5PM @ MESS HALL

WHAT: Tamms Year Ten is holding monthly potluck meetings to read, discuss, and answer letters from men held in permanent solitary confinement at Tamms supermax prison. We will read and answer letters sent to us by prisoners at Tamms. Bring snacks, a dish or beverages if you can, but come even if you can’t!

WHY: Many of the prisoners at Tamms have been kept in total social isolation since the prison opened in 1998. Tamms Year Ten’s public letter writing campaign initiates basic human contact with the prisoners at Tamms, and raises awareness about the warehousing of prisoners in long-term solitary confinement.

WHEN: Sunday, June 27th at 5pm

WHERE: Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Avenue

Come learn more about conditions at Tamms and what you can do to help. For more information visit http://www.yearten.org.

ReMake Estate Artist Talk: You Are Here (Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg) with Sam A Love
Monday June 28th, 7pm

ReMake Estate is an art project initiated by two Sydney based artists Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg (You Are Here) that will transform an abandoned house and lot in Gary on the southwest corner of the intersection of 24th Avenue and Massachusetts Street (just down the road from Central District Organising Project) into a community meeting space and garden. The project is being organised in conjunction with interested local community groups and individuals and we invite you to join! (http://youareherenews.wordpress.com/)

You Are Here are in Gary for six weeks over summer – the local groups and individuals who get involved will be stakeholders of ReMake Estate into the future.

Major Rudy Clay, in his attempt to build a Michael Jackson Memorial in Gary has said that the only thing that will ruin it is the people of Gary “poisoning the soup”. ReMake Estate is a celebration of the people of Gary, including its most famous son Michael Jackson, showing that the soup is indeed a healthy brew.

You Are Here was founded in 2008 to bring together the various collaborative projects of Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg. In the same year Temporary Services came to Sydney for an exhibition that focused on urban change in the suburb of Redfern, Sydney, called There Goes The Neighbourhood – their trip inspired You Are Here to venture to Chicago. Come along to an artist talk about You Are Here and the ReMake Estate project in Gary. For more information http://www.youarehere.me.

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