Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Hull-House: Resistance and Liberation
Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Hull-House: Resistance and Liberation

A Family Day that highlights resistance and liberation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The program will include a reading, discussion, and book signing of Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of her People with author, and Harriet Tubman’s great-great-grandniece, Michele Jones Galvin, and more!  

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Jane Addams Day 2017: A Family Day with Art, Games, and Tours
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Jane Addams Day 2017: A Family Day with Art, Games, and Tours

In 1931 Jane Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Celebrate this anniversary on December 10 with the whole family at Hull-House. This Jane Addams Day is about hope, creativity, resilience, and reflection. The day will include hands-on arts workshops with teaching artist Chanel Thomas, improvisational games and more! 

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Writing the West Side: The West Side Writers Guild, 1990-1996  Reunion, Reading & Reception
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Writing the West Side: The West Side Writers Guild, 1990-1996 Reunion, Reading & Reception

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum as we reunite--for the first time in two decades--the founding members of the West Side Writers Guild (WSWG), an organization formed in 1990 that addressed the absence of literature about Chicago's West Side by creating works of their own. Come engage in a provocative and lively discussion as these writers collectively remember their West Side experiences, reflect on the significance and legacy of their efforts and read excerpts from their pioneering works. They'll also discuss the future of West Side literature. Moderated by Ellis Cose and featuring former WSWG Writers: Mark Allen BooneCranston S. KnightIrene J. SteeleHarold Hunter, and Tina Jenkins Bell. This program is a part of the Making the West Side project at Hull-House, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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"I shall create!": Arts on the Inside, Poetry from formerly and currently incarcerated individuals
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

"I shall create!": Arts on the Inside, Poetry from formerly and currently incarcerated individuals

Honoring the power of poetry and expression, "I shall create!": Arts on the Inside draws inspiration from a line in Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “Boy Breaking Glass” (1968/1992). “I shall create! If not a note, a hole. If not an overture, a desecration.” The program will feature a reading roundtable of poetry and written by individuals who have been--or who currently are--incarcerated. This program is presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100, a multi-year national celebration of poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Film Screening with Critical Resistance
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Film Screening with Critical Resistance

Join Hull-House and Jess Heaney from Critical Resistance for a screening and discussion. The Prison In Twelve Landscapes unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA. An award winning documentary film, The Prison in 12 Landscapes, provides an excellent entry point into understanding the prison industrial complex and the 2.2 million people in prison or in jail in the United States who are displaced from their communities. This program is presented in support of the exhibition, States of Incarceration, on view at Hull-House through August 10.  

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States of Incarceration Exhibition Opening Reception
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

States of Incarceration Exhibition Opening Reception

States of Incarceration is the first national traveling multi-media exhibition to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. The exhibition's visits in Chicago is in collaboration with DePaul University's Department of History partnered with the New School and Humanities Action Lab. In the exhibition, 20 communities across the country explore the deep historical roots of incarceration, share personal stories related to the issue, and strategize ways of enacting policy change.

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Where has Childhood Gone? A discussion about the changing experiences of youth in Chicago.
May
16
4:30 PM16:30

Where has Childhood Gone? A discussion about the changing experiences of youth in Chicago.

If you work or care for youth, come join us for dinner to discuss the institutions that are affecting the youth experience in Chicago as a part of Chicago Community Trust's On The Table forum. Educators, community organizers, and people working within the juvenile justice system will facilitate a conversation that will explore juvenile justice, education and newfound pressures for today’s children. Youth will also participate in the conversation. Image credit: Brandon  Fields/JAHHM

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Securing the Common Good Public Colloquium
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Securing the Common Good Public Colloquium

In the past few years, questions around the common good have risen to the level of national debate and the depletion of funding for public services demonstrate that much has changed since Jane Addams founded the Hull-House Social Settlement in 1889. Resulting in year-long series of seminars grounded in the work of Progressive Era activists and the Hull-House Settlement, this interdisciplinary program will explore the importance of the humanities in community work on the common good. 

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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Hosts: CareForceOne
Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Hosts: CareForceOne

During a day of dance and protest, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will offer Spanish and English language tours focused on worker rights issues important to Hull-House reformers and their immigrant neighbors. The tours will culminate with a participatory ‘CareForce Disco’ workshop facilitated by artist Marisa Morán Jahn that narrates the growing movement for affordable care, domestic workers’ rights, and immigration. JAHHM presents CareForceOne in partnership with Open Engagement in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition, VOX POP: The Disco Party, that provides platforms for discontented and disenfranchised votes and voices, on view through April 30. 

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West Side/South Side: Bridging the Divide
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

West Side/South Side: Bridging the Divide

Join us in a lively conversation at Hull-House as we assess this divide and find ways to bridge it. Featuring Dr. Amara EnyiaLee Bey, and Natalie Y. Moore. Moore's recent book The South Side: A Portrait of American Segregation will be on sale thanks to Women and Children First. Presented in partnership with UIC’s Department of African American Studies and UIC’s Great Cities Institute.   

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13th Film Screening and Discussion
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

13th Film Screening and Discussion

Join Radical Public Health and local activist organizations to learn about how the 13th Amendment established the legal continuation of slavery in the US—primarily targeting people of color—and what you can do to fight it. We will follow the screening with small group discussions facilitated by representatives from local activist organizations, so attendees can learn how they can get involved in the fight against the prison industrial complex.

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Pushing Out Patriarchy: A Conversation between Artists, Activists & Organizers
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Pushing Out Patriarchy: A Conversation between Artists, Activists & Organizers

Join us for our Making the West Side preview 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. Presented in Partnership with UIC Women's Leadership and Resource Center.  

 

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Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Women, Culture, & Comics: Trina Robbins

March 16, 6:00– 8:00 PM
Women, Culture, & Comics
Book talk and discussion with Trina Robbin
s

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.

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Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

International Women’s Day: Gina Athena Ulysse

March 10, 6:00-8:00PM
International Women’s Day: Contemplating Absences and Distan
ces
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.

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Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Halal If You Hear Me

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.

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