American Indian Center of Chicago-4/30/15.thurs 6pm: Special Screening of “Chris Drew-Free Speech” Film!

American Indian Center of Chicago-4/30/15.thurs 6pm: Special Screening of “Chris Drew-Free Speech” Film!.

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our art/paths|our voices kept crossing: Tim Jackson speaks on knowing Chris Drew

Our art/paths| our voices kept crossing: Tim Jackson, speaks

Tim Jackson, speaks about knowing Chris Drew. Jackson is an Editorial/social commentary Cartoonist_ Chicago Defender:

Nationally syndicated cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. Social commentary(editorial/political)cartoonist for:Chicago Defender.Madison Times,Capital Outlook,Sunday Chicago Tribune,Cincinnati Herald,Dayton Defender.Northern Kentucky Herald

Chris Drew Legacy Interview by Nancy Bechtol ©2012 and video/art post by Nancy Bechtol, APA photojournalist. JACKSON from the Chris Drew Legacy Interviews #14 in the series– of people sharing insights to the artist/activist and his life work. In addition, on this clip, Deb Drew, wife of Chris Drew speaks about CAN TV (Chicago Access Network Television) shows she and Chris produced and Tim’s participation on the show.

http://youtu.be/dEbBI03JsIk

a clip of Tim Jackson’s interview is featured in:Chicago Premiere at the Logan Theatre ,” Free Speech and the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” by Nancy Bechtol. Featuring indie Music by Behind the Sun-Andy Alton & David Mansfield “Paper Airplane” courtesy of Hey Now Records one night only – 11.14.14 Friday 7:30 PM

See/Hear the Nancy Bechtol interview by Dan O’Donnell – Logan Square TV

http://logansquare.tv/?p=903

An important documentary about street artist Chris Drew, and his felony trial for recording police, will premiere at The Logan Theatre on November 14. The film, Free Speech and the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist is directed by Logan Square resident, Nancy Bechtol. Literally thousands of people across Chicago know Chris Drew, because of his vibrant presence in Chicago’s art community and on Chicago’s streets

Chris Drew and Supporters Speak: Echoes of Artist vs 1st Class Felony

Free Speech! Rights vs 1st Class Felony

Chris Drew and Supporters Speak: Echoes of Artist vs 1st Class Felony

Drew’s Rights upheld in ruling in court 2012, probono attorney, Joshua Kutnick, defended vs Ill State Attorney Alvarez. Judge Sacks declared, “wholly innocent conduct”

in 2014, March, the Illinois Eavesdropping Law was abolished by the Illinois Supreme Court.

see the legacy footage which was posted during Chris Drew’s Court Case, as he and supporters, on the streets of Chicago speak!

http://youtu.be/PoeMWVwu90U

the lady said an important thing.”knowledge is power” that’s why they want to take your rights away. So you have no power and they can hide truth. FIGHT ON PEOPLE.. – anon-blog comment

This video clip shows Chris Drew and supporters on the streets giving away art from the “Art Patch Project” a community effort from UM-CAC, Uptown Multicultural Arts Center. posted on YouTube, during the court case of Chris Drew. 1.26.2010 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS OF CHICAGO. Downtown Chris Drew and supporters bring the Felony eavesdropping charges to the public. The Channel 2 CBS news, responds with 5pm dynamic and supportive piece on the issues. The broadcast piece includes clips from this videographer’s youtube video on the arrest of Chris Drew.

Chicago Premiere at the Logan Theatre ,” Free Speech and the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” by Nancy Bechtol. Featuring indie Music by Behind the Sun-Andy Alton & David Mansfield “Paper Airplane” courtesy of Hey Now Records one night only – 11.14.14 Friday 7:30 PM

See/Hear the Nancy Bechtol interview by Dan O’Donnell – Logan Square TV

http://logansquare.tv/?p=903

An important documentary about street artist Chris Drew, and his felony trial for recording police, will premiere at The Logan Theatre on November 14.

Citizens Recording Police: First Amendment Right| Rep. Elaine Nekritz speaks

Elaine Nekritz Frame FILM-_Bechtol_Logan-BIGPOSTER_wbChris Drew Legacy:Interview-Rep Elaine Nekritz. video:Nancy Bechtol, APA photojournalist©2013 January. in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Iverson, Educator, Chicago Talks, Journalist. .thanks to crew,Hermann Wieland and Ron Grenko.  Illinois Rep.(D) Elaine Nekritz, sponsored HB 3944 to amend the Illinois Eavesdropping Law (enacted in 1961) This is part of the Chris Drew Legacy Interviews #16 in the series of 16 people sharing insights to the artist/activist and his life work. Attorney.Josh Kutnick was brought on the Defense/case by Attorney Mark Weinberg — after the case progressed and went from Peddling and First Amendment Challenge to criminal charges of Class 1 Felony Eavesdropping which carried 4-15 years in jail. . The Law was declared Unconstitutional in Chris’ case based on “wholly innocent conduct” March 2012 by Judge Sacks. Attorney Kutnick won vs IL State’s Attorney, Alvarez. Chris Drew RIP May 2012. The Illinois Supreme Court finally abolished the Law, March 2014. Now a feature documentary, “Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist”. by Nancy Bechtol. 2014

See/Hear Illinois State Rep. Elaine Nekritz:

http://youtu.be/OrMU4IPvbCUIllinois Rep. Elaine Nekritz speaks

11.14.14 Chicago Premiere at Logan Theatre http://www.thelogantheatre.com/index.php/movies/coming-soon?view=showdetail&id=568 of indie doc “Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” (99 min) film by Nancy Bechtol. Music by Behind the Sun. Andy Alton & David Mansfield. “Paper Airplane” Courtesy of Hey Now Records. www.heynowrecords.com

Arts|Activism|Community: Wapahi speaks on CDrew

Robert Wapahi – Dakota- Nebraska, NE_ Artist. Chris Drew Legacy Interview -5 by Nancy Bechtol

Robert Wapahi is Native American Artist and former Board member of the Uptown Multi-Cultural Arts Center (UM-CAC)_Chris Legacy– Interview by Nancy Bechtol, APA Photojournalist. On location. The American Indian Center. Chicago. Chris Drew, was the Exec. Director of UM-CAC(volunteer position) located/housed at AIC for 25 years. on the 3rd floor and was a part of the community and taught many how to silkscreen for free, use and repair computers and helped bridge the digital divide in the community., and participated, and helped develop programs at the AIC. This video is in a series of people sharing insights to the artist/activist and his life.

SEE/Hear Robert Waphai on YouTube interview:

http://youtu.be/ytwEUxmU-NI

“He is the only person I have seen come through here (the American Indian Center) that would avail himself to anybody, he didn’t care who they were ..he talked to everyone. He always made a statement..his focus was the arts and how to make it accessible. He was not bashful about making a statement how he felt about driving while “black or brown”.. we still have not forgotten him.”

Robert is featured in the indie feature documentary, by Nancy Bechtol

11.14.14

“Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” (99 min) film by Nancy Bechtol.  Music by Behind the Sun – Andy Alton & David Mansfield “Paper Airplane” courtesy of Hey Now Records. http://www.heynowrecords.com

The film- will have its Chicago premiere on November 14 at the Logan Theater.

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