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. Dr. Natalie Bennett, Director of the Women's Leadership and Resource Center, will moderate this conversation
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 site Making the West Side seeks to connect the many communities within the Chicago West Side neighborhood through conversations surrounding West Side history and the neighborhood’s continued change.