By Kerry Cardoza
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win,” writes Assata Shakur in her autobiography. This exhibition runs with Shakur’s words, offering both a chilling view of police violence in our city and a vision of hope for the future. Organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago, the show’s main gallery displays documentation of several successful campaigns the movement has run in Chicago, from voting out State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to helping to secure reparations for police torture victims. Three smaller rooms off this gallery are devoted to new artworks, most of them made in collaboration with families who have lost loved ones to state violence.