We Are All Criminals Exhibit at HCC Sept. 13 - Sept. 22

August 22, 2017

HCC is pleased to announce our hosting of the exhibit: “We Are All Criminals”

Wednesday, 9/13 to Friday, 9/22. This exhibit will be located in the HCC Main Entry of Building C (Door Number 1/North Entrance).

Itasca Community College and Hibbing Community College will host the organization We Are All Criminals in September with an exhibit and speaking events. A presentation by We Are All Criminals founder Emily Baxter will take place at Itasca Community College in the Chucker auditorium at 1 pm on Monday, September 11, 2017, and at Hibbing Community College in Room B212 at 11 am on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The events are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

We Are All Criminals (WAAC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire empathy and ignite social change through personal stories of crime, privilege, justice, and injustice, disrupting the barriers that separate us. WAAC takes a different approach to the conversation about the criminal justice system by looking at the 75% of people in the U.S. without a criminal record. Through narrative and photography, the project works with participants to collect stories of crimes they got away with. The participants are doctors and lawyers, social workers and students, retailers and retirees who consider how very different their lives could have been had they been caught. Their stories are privately held memories without public stigma; they are criminal histories without criminal records.

The We Are All Criminals project includes a series of 20 banners with photos, stories, and statistics, which are on display outside the library at Itasca Community College through September 12. The banners will then be on display in the main lobby of Hibbing Community College from September 13 – 22.

WAAC founder Emily Baxter will speak at both campuses about the project. She is a former public defender, 2011 Bush Leadership Fellow, and former Fellow at the U of M Law School’s Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.

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