Official Unofficial Voting Station Events

This 2016 election season is energized and deeply polarized. Troubling behaviors, campaigns of bigotry and fear, and frustrations with candidate choices have produced anxiety and disillusionment. Additionally, there are 11 million immigrants, 5.8 million felony convicted individuals, and many other American residents who have a stake in our joint future and are barred from casting ballots. What happens when voting is not an option or not enough of one? Join artist Aram Han Sifuentes and Jane Addams Hull House for the below events throughout election season this fall and continuing through inauguration and the State of the Union address. 



Come count official unofficial ballots at the Museum! Ballots will be coming in from various cities across the U.S. and Mexico from Sept 8 to Nov. 8. We will count ballots every other week from 1-2PM on the following days:

September 15, 1-2PM
September 30, 2:15-3:00PM
October 13, 1-2PM
October 28, 1-2PM



In this workshop, you will learn how to sew while learning the US citizenship test materials with artist, Aram Sifuentes. Come enjoy Korean snacks, refreshments and music. Classes will take place from 1:00-3:00pm at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on:

September 18, 1:00-3:00PM
December 4, 1:00-3:00PM
February 12, 1:00-3:00PM

Participants can either keep their creations at the end of the workshop or contribute it to the exhibiting samplers. Each of the samplers are on sale for $680 - the cost of applying for citizenship. If sold, the full amount goes to the maker of the sampler. 

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November 8th Election Day

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for an election day wall-breaking with Aram Han Sifuentes, collaborator Yvette Mayorga, and DJ Sadie Rocks’ protest playlist.

Check back for more related programs and after election day, inauguration, and the State of the Union address in 2017.