Left to right: Claire Pentecost, Kai Parker, Erica Meiners, Christina Gomez, Fereshteh Toosi, Lasana Kazembe, Alice Kim, Jill Petty, Tess Landon, Beth Richie, Anna Terweil, Lucy Cane, Sarah Ross and Tim Barnett. Other PNAP teachers not pictured are: Audrey Petty, Jason LaFountain, Martine Whitehead, Aaron Hughes, William Estrada, Martha Biondi and Damon Locks.

Who We Are

Program Coordinator:
Sarah Ross, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

PNAP is facilitated by a Teaching Collective composed of current and former PNAP faculty and guest lecturers.

Current PNAP Collective Coordinating Positions:

Faculty Coordinator:
Tess Landon, Chicago Parks District
Guest Lecture Coordinators:
Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University
Jill Petty, Beacon Press
Exhibition + Project Coordinators:
Sarah Ross, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Damon Locks, Independent Artist
Outreach:
Alice Kim, Editor at Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
University Without Walls Coordinator:
Tim Barnett, Northeastern Illinois University

Honorary Board:

Benny Lee, National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated
Danny Davis, U.S. Congressman
Michelle Boone, Cultural Commissioner
Walter Burnett Jr., Chicago Alderman

Current Partnerships and Support

Northeastern Illinois University
Poetry Foundation
University of Illinois, Chicago: Social Justice Initiative and the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
The Odyssey Project
National Endowment for the Arts
Illinois Humanities
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Department of Exhibitions
University of Chicago: Civic Knowledge Project and the Center for the Study of Politics, Race and Culture
Northwestern University: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Projects supported in part by:

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