Justice | Visual Arts

A Symbol of Healing

An art exhibit from the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials showcases proposals for the final piece of promised reparations

Rod Sawyer

Immediately upon entering the Arts Incubator, an arts initiative and gallery run by the University of Chicago in Washington Park, visitors stopped to look at the dozens of vertical black banners hanging in rows on the hallway walls. Each banner bore a single name in simple white lettering: Gregory Banks, James Lewis, Lee Nora, Unknown 14 Year Old. At the bottom of the banner were the words “Tortured in Chicago.”