“WE the PEOPLE”–support democracy -spread the word! Art is Speech!

“WE the PEOPLE”–support democracy -spread the word! Art is Speech!.


“WE the PEOPLE”–support democracy -spread the word! Art is Speech!

12.5.14::“WE the PEOPLE” |Victory!

Chris Drew UMCACreads tribune news Ill Law decared unconstitutiolarger

Chris Drew on location Silkscreening at May Day Rally ©nancy bechtol

Chris Drew on location Silkscreening at May Day Rally ©nancy bechtol

Logan Theatre Tech Check Chris_shot frm projection booth (1 of 1)


“WE the PEOPLE”–support democracy -spread the word! Art is Speech!

DATE: December 5 Friday, yes!

On the 5th anniversary week of Chris Drew’s arrest and subsequent unexpected challenge to the law that was overturned – The Illinois Eavesdropping Law by the Illinois Supreme Court (4/2014) celebrate victory!. Chris Drew’s Legacy is strong—let freedom ring!

Time: 11:30 am –-for about an hour…volunteers, your are invited too!…hand out flyers, buttons, etc, greeting all…smile. Mark Thomas, Candidate for the 44th Ward will be there too.

Meeting the public Always interesting.. on the street.

LOCATION: State Street between Randolph and Washington in front of Macy’s (where CDrew was arrested in 2009)

Special Note It is legal to give away anything– since we are giving away flyers, buttons, etc.

Only problem for Selling art. (smile)

Peace through Justice

for your reference:


Channel 2 NEWS report from 5/2014: Insightful – Where the now abolished Illinois Eavesdropping Law stands.

Legacy of CHRIS DREW! (1950-2012) and all those with him, special note to his pro bono attorneys! Josh Kutnick and Weinberg!




“Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist”feature documentary (99 min) premiered at the Logan Theatre, 11.14.14


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Chicago’ “Free Speech..”Film Thanks:..a painfully gritty true story

Chicago ‘Free Speech’ Film thanks: a painfully gritty true story

FILM-_Bechtol_Logan-BIGPOSTER-WEBxAll_Posters_Lobby_-Logan-Theatre-Bechtol_Post-Image11.14.14 Marked Chicago and World Premiere of “Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” screened at the Logan Theatre. Local is best. Special thanks To the media the Reader, Sun-Times, Logan TV and DNAinfo, Chicago Talks, Mark Thomas of the Alley Stores for the great collector buttons given at the premiere, and all those who blogged and grassroots rallied to support this journey and NOW indie feature film. You are the best! The thank you list is a good 3 pages long on the film credits, several of Chris Drew’s former students were there, Lew & Diana – with beautiful flyers and ongoing People’s Tribune tributes to Chris, as well as his widow Deborah, attorney Mark Weinberg, and (includes spiritual advisors and inspirations) John Lennon, Martin Luther King and Gandhi, his probono attorneys Weinberg and Kutnick, Music courtesy of Hey Now Records/’Paper Airplane’, by Behind the Sun-Alton & Mansfield, ( along with the ACLU, APA, CANTV, Occupy Critical Mass and our Public Servants(who legally can and will be recorded in public), and more. so many more…all listed in the film ) Special thanks to the crew who supported the film Ron Grenko and Hermann Wieland, and David Bechtol, Technical Supervisor and fixer of all things, without him this film would not have been made. Thanks for all who were there in person and in spirit! an excellent audience, we nearly filled the 102 seat theatre. very well attended! What an experience to see so many people and, most I did not know… that was amazing. The film is now for history, forever.

above, is the Poster in lobby next to all the REAL movies! 27×39″ mine is 2nd from the left….”into the woods” ah yes, the journey was long to make this DIY indie, but worth every joy and sorrow, those who make films, know deeply what I mean. Peace through Justice. May the Chris Drew story of social justice radiate. The truth IS out there. Art IS Speech! In any way you can, tell the stories of our lives. ~Nancy Bechtol

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