Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change is a multi-year project funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities that brings together scholars, activists, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders to investigate the history of neighborhood change on Chicago’s West Side and connect those histories to contemporary issues and concerns. The website Making the West Side (launching soon) seeks to connect the many communities within the Chicago West Side neighborhood through conversations surrounding West Side history and the neighborhood’s continued change.
Join Hull-House in a discussion with educators, activists, scholars, policy makers and parents to explore the connections between race, schools, and communities on Chicago’s West Side.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Shuli Eshel and Roger Schatz as we explore Maxwell Street history through a film screening, reading and storytelling.
Artists and educators on the West Side come together to share emerging projects that claim and reclaim space through subversive arts, cultural work and alternative education.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is one of 21 organizations in the country awarded a NEH Humanities in the Public Square grant for Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change. The grant supports the museum's multi-year initiative to investigate its historic role in neighborhood change and situate both the historical and contemporary West Side of Chicago in a national dialogue on race, gentrification, and the American city.