Women's History Month and International Women's Day at Hull-House
March on at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum with a series of programs
during Women's History Month – Muslim LGBTQ poetry, women comics and inclusion, conversation about patriarchy – and a book talk and performance for International Women's Day with artist-academic-activist Gina Athena Ulysse.
Come out and join us!
March 9, 6:30-8:30 PM
Halal If You Hear Me
Hosted by Young Chicago Authors and Louder than A Bomb 2017
Open Mic and Salon
Halal If You Hear Me is a forthcoming anthology of writings by Muslims who are women, queer, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans. Join us for an evening of poetry and performance by Muslim artists celebrating intersectional identity and dispelling the notion that there is only one way to be muslim. This event is co-hosted by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) and Young Chicago Authors as part of the 2017 Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival. JAHMM presents this program in collaboration with the Muslim American Leadership Alliance and the UIC Arab American Cultural Center. Sign-up for the Open Mic starts at 6:30pm. Free. Limited seating available.
March 10, 6:00-8:00PM
International Women’s Day: Contemplating Absences and Distances
A Reading/ Performance and Book Signing of Because When God Is Too Busy: Haïti, me, & THE WORLD by Gina Athena Ulysse
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Gina Athena Ulysse. In her most feminist book to date, artist-academic-activist, Ulysse, uses chants, poetry, performance and photography to confront the past, which looms too largely in the present. JAHHM is pleased to partner with the UIC African American Cultural Center, UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, and the Haitian American Museum of Chicago. Free RSVP. Limited seating available.
March 16, 6:00– 8:00 PM
Women, Culture, & Comics
Book talk and discussion with Trina Robbins
An evening with award-winning herstorian and writer Trina Robbins. As part of Chicago’s centennial celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks, Trina Robbins’ talk will focus on women and diversity in comics as vehicles for cultural understanding and social change. JAHHM is pleased to collaborate with UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, UIC Women's Leadership and Resource Center, Seminary Co-op Bookstores, and Our Miss Brooks 100, a year long celebration of the life and poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks. Free RSVP. Limited seating available.
March 30, 6:00-8:00 PM
Pushing Out Patriarchy
A conversation between Artists, Activists & Organizers
Join us for our Making the West Side website launch and a conversation at Hull-House exploring the ways in which activists and artists creatively engage youth to address historical and contemporary issues of gender justice, patriarchy and safety on Chicago’s west side. Speakers include: Danton Floyd, activist, educator, UIC PhD student and founder of 360 Nation and Scheherazade Tillet, Executive Director, A Long Walk Home. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American and Gender and Women's Studies, UIC. This program is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities