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“We are a Fist”


Wednesday, August 19th from 7-8:30pm

Ronnie Kitchen and Martin Reeves – both released from prison on July 7th after being incarcerated for twenty-one years for crimes they did not commit – will share their personal stories with the community at Imagine Englewood If (1854 W Garfield Blvd). This is a special Café Society event co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, The Public Square, and Imagine Englewood If.

Imagine Englewood “if” is a youth center whose mission is to strengthen and empower the greater Englewood community through teaching local youth healthy living, environmental awareness and positive communication skills.

According to Ronnie Kitchen, “We are a fist–and together, we can break down a corrupt and misguided criminal justice system through the abolition of the death penalty.”

Above photo by John Sundlof

Click here for their story, as reported by Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ.