Jane Addams Hull-House & the National Public Housing Museum present A Community Conversation on ABLA and Making the West Side

March 24, 2016 5:30pm-7:30pm
Jane Addams Resource Center at ABLA
1254 S. Loomis Street, Chicago IL

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is thrilled to partner with the National Public Housing Museum on the first of a series of community conversations as part of Making the West Side, a National Endowment for the Humanities Initiative. Storytelling is one of the many ways that this project will encourage former and current residents to recall their histories and memories of the West Side. The residents will share stories connecting treasured items with stories connecting treasured items with stories about life in the ABLA homes.

Questions? Contact Daniel Ronan, Manager of Public Engagement at the National Public Housing Museum at dronan@nphm.org or at 773-245-1621.



Back to School Programming at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, African-American Cultural Center & Latino Cultural Center

Cultural Equity: Public Health, Immigration & Incarceration

  • Tuesdays, October 6th - November 17th, 10AM-12PM
  • Grades: 5th - Adult
  • Capacity: 30-60
  • Suggested donation: $5/participant
  • Register at: jahhmeducation@gmail.com

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, African-American Cultural Center, and Latino Cultural Center are offering joint programming for school groups. Each two hour tour and dialogue will begin at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and end either at the African-American Cultural Center OR the Latino Cultural Center.

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (1hr) - Students will participate in a facilitated tour of the Hull-House and explore the Chicago’s history of incarceration and juvenile justice at turn of the 20th century. Students will experience Into Body Into Wall, an exhibition curated in partnership with 96 ACRES examines Cook County Jail and explores the wall as a social, political, psychological frame and grapples with personal stories from both sides of the wall.


African-American Cultural Center (1hr) Students will participate in workshop activities at the African-American Cultural Center Gallery and Library that are mapped to the Illinois K-12 Common Core State Standards for literacy. They will explore comparative themes that emerge from the Chicago Cultural Alliance Families Project Rites of Passage, which features artifacts from the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago and the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. Students will also consider how people of African descent are represented in public health campaigns in A Choreography of Contagion, curated by Mario J.La Mothe, PhD.

Latino Cultural Center (1hr) - Students will visit the Latino Cultural Center and experience one of the largest indoor murals in the city, addressing numerous issues of cultural diversity and social justice. Students will participate in an immigration dialogue which connects local to national and international concerns, providing a safe space to discuss this pressing issue through art, storytelling, and asset-based problem solving.