Voices of Change: How Meditation Can Help End Gang Violence in Chicago

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 6 – 8 pm

688 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Join us for food, drinks, music, information, and inspiration at an event for our partner, the David Lynch Foundation

DLF will present their collaboration with Pride ROC Chicago and the Passages Gang Refinement Program, through which anti-violence activists empower former gang members with transformative group work that addresses trauma via Transcendental Meditation, leadership training, and more.

• At 6:30PM, Chris Busch, Regional Director of the David Lynch Foundation Chicago, and Ra Frye, the Founder of Pride ROC Chicago, will discuss their work with UPOW (Urban Prisoners of War), a hip hop group formed by Pride ROC Chicago participants.

• At 7:15PM, UPOW will perform live

This event is free and open to the public.

Guests who donate $100 or more to the David Lynch Foundation Chicago will be entered into a raffle to win a free Transcendental Meditation course! You can donate in person at the event or here.

This event is part of the programming for Rebuilding the Present, presented in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation Chicago. Rebuilding the Present brings together artists whose works engage a spectrum of meditative practices. The paintings, objects, audio works, and performance documentation on view suggest that meditation can function as a tool of not only self-care but of social justice writ large, offering practitioners a sense of agency to cope in the ever-growing chaos of our world. The exhibition features works by Leslie Baum, Meredith Haggerty, Cameron Harvey, Susan Hiller, David Lynch, Stan Shellabarger, and Rhonda Wheatley.

 

Image:  Susan Hiller, Small Study for Homage to Marcel Duchamp, 2012