May 18: Audience Engagement Events for Not About Nightingales

05.11.2017 06:00:00
Post-show discussion with Jennifer Vollen-Katz, Executive Director, The John Howard Association
Are the issues that inspired Tennessee Williams to write "Not About Nightingales" still relevant today? On Sunday, April 30 and Thursday, May 18, Raven Theatre will host speakers from organizations that review current incarceration practices in Illinois to give an update and take questions from the audience.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (after the 7:30pm performance) approximately at 10:00pm
at Raven Theatre | 6157 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660

The John Howard Association, or JHA, independently monitors correctional facilities, policies and practices, and advances reforms needed to achieve a fair, humane and effective criminal justice system in Illinois.


Jennifer Vollen-Katz is an attorney and the Executive Director of the John Howard Association of Illinois. She oversees the Association’s work monitoring the conditions and programming in all Illinois correctional facilities, as well as helping to create and implement operational and policy reform system wide. Jennifer is the past Chairperson and a current board member of the State Advisory Board to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice; a board member on the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, for which she serves as the Chairperson of the Appeals Committee; a member of the Federal Defender Program, Salvation Army, and Chicago Community Bond Fund Advisory Boards; and she is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

This event is FREE and open to the public. There is no additional charge to attend any of these post-show events. Regular ticket prices apply for the performances of "Not About Nightingales." For more information about this event and others, please click here.

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