Hull-House Summer of Theater:  Adrienne Brandyburg & B.A.P.S.
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Hull-House Summer of Theater: Adrienne Brandyburg & B.A.P.S.

Join us for an open workshop and performance by eccentric writer, actress and Chicago comedian, Adrienne Brandyburg. Adrienne Brandyburg is one third of B.A.P.S. Comedy, a collaborative of three beautiful, melanated, all curl patterns representing Women who believe in creating platforms and opportunities for ALL Women of Color. Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Hull-House Summer of Theater:  Ratas de Dos  Patas
Jul
21
3:30 PM15:30

Hull-House Summer of Theater: Ratas de Dos Patas

Ratas de Dos Patas is a collective of four boss women who, in just one year, have taken the Chicago improv scene by storm! Practice improv and play techniques that incorporate dreams, magic, gossip and feminism in every performance with Ratas de Dos Patas at Hull-House! Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Participatory Arts Family Day
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Participatory Arts Family Day

Come to Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a theater-themed Participatory Arts Hull-House Family Day! Storyteller Lily Be and girl powered camp {shecrew} will host workshops and performances in the afternoon. Contribute your voice, join the theater games and share your story! Celebrate the legacy of arts at Hull-House and see the current exhibition, Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change on its last day!

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Hull-House Summer of Theater: Lily Be
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Hull-House Summer of Theater: Lily Be

Join us for an storytelling workshop and performance by Lily Be! Lily Be started sharing stories in Chicago and led workshops for The Second City. Now she produces the shows The Stoop and Story Collider throughout Chicago. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to practice new and innovative storytelling techniques with the one-and-only Lily Be! Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Hull-House Summer of Theater: Mojdeh Stoakley
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Hull-House Summer of Theater: Mojdeh Stoakley

Mojdeh Stoakley will lead a dynamic poetry workshop and performance at Hull-House! Mojdeh is the Education Director of Poets With Class at the Chicago Poetry Center, where she designs unique and innovative programs for young children and adults alike. Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Hull-House Summer of Theater: PREACH!
Aug
4
3:30 PM15:30

Hull-House Summer of Theater: PREACH!

This summer, Hull-House will host three free workshops and performances with PREACH! Using a combination of spoken word and long-form improvisation, participants can workshop both poetry and improv techniques among this diverse ensemble of teachers, caregivers and activists. Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater by Mark Larson.  Book launch, discussion and reception
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater by Mark Larson. Book launch, discussion and reception

Join Hull-House for the book launch of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater with a discussion and reception with author Mark Larson. Drawing from more than 300 interviews, author Mark Larson has woven a narrative that expresses the spirit of Chicago’s ensemble ethos: the voices of celebrities such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ed Asner, George Wendt, Michael Shannon, and Tracy Letts co-mingle with stories from designers, composers, and others who have played a crucial role in making Chicago theater so powerful, influential, and unique.

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Hull-House Summer of Theater:  Adrienne Brandyburg & B.A.P.S.
Jul
14
3:30 PM15:30

Hull-House Summer of Theater: Adrienne Brandyburg & B.A.P.S.

Join us for an open workshop and performance by eccentric writer, actress and Chicago comedian, Adrienne Brandyburg. Adrienne Brandyburg is one third of B.A.P.S. Comedy, a collaborative of three beautiful, melanated, all curl patterns representing Women who believe in creating platforms and opportunities for ALL Women of Color. Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Hull-House Summer of Theater:  PREACH!
Jul
7
3:30 PM15:30

Hull-House Summer of Theater: PREACH!

This summer, Hull-House will host three free workshops and performances with PREACH! Using a combination of spoken word and long-form improvisation, participants can workshop both poetry and improv techniques among this diverse ensemble of teachers, caregivers and activists. Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Hull-House Summer of Theater: Lily Be
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Hull-House Summer of Theater: Lily Be

Join us for an storytelling workshop and performance by Lily Be! Lily Be started sharing stories in Chicago and led workshops for The Second City. Now she produces the shows The Stoop and Story Collider throughout Chicago. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to practice new and innovative storytelling techniques with the one-and-only Lily Be! Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Hull-House Summer of Theater:  PREACH!
Jun
30
3:30 PM15:30

Hull-House Summer of Theater: PREACH!

This summer, Hull-House will host three free workshops and performances with PREACH! Using a combination of spoken word and long-form improvisation, participants can workshop both poetry and improv techniques among this diverse ensemble of teachers, caregivers and activists. Hull-House's Summer of Theater is a new series (June 20 - August 12, 2019) that will take place Sundays in the Hull-House courtyard. It will feature local Chicago-based improv and theater practitioners, learners and innovators. All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the public!

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Theater Workshop at Hull-House with Aretha Sills
Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

Theater Workshop at Hull-House with Aretha Sills

 Aretha Sills, daughter of The Second City founder Paul Sills, will lead an three-hour introductory workshop exploring the groundbreaking exercises and concepts of her grandmother Viola Spolin’s books, Improvisation for the Theater. Everyone who wishes to play is invited to attend! Museum and theater educators are strongly encouraged to join us.  

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Theater Workshop at Hull-House with Aretha Sills
May
13
9:30 AM09:30

Theater Workshop at Hull-House with Aretha Sills

Aretha Sills, daughter of The Second City founder Paul Sills, will lead an three-hour introductory workshop exploring the groundbreaking exercises and concepts of her grandmother Viola Spolin’s books, Improvisation for the Theater. Everyone who wishes to play is invited to attend! Museum and theater educators are strongly encouraged to join us.  

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Participatory Arts Chosen Family Day: A to Zine, activism and zine-making workshop
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Participatory Arts Chosen Family Day: A to Zine, activism and zine-making workshop

Join Hull-House with your chosen family for a day of bookbinding with Regin Igloria of North Branch Projects; visit a Read/Write Library Pop-Up of books and zines by youth; and learn about the history of activism and zines in a workshop where you can make your own zines!

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For Us, By Us: Self-determination  and School Segregation on Chicago's West Side.
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

For Us, By Us: Self-determination and School Segregation on Chicago's West Side.

Is desegregation the solution for inequity in schools? Join Hull-House Museum for a book talk and public discussion exploring education and the fight for self-determination and equitable public schools on the West Side of Chicago. Speakers include Elizabeth Todd-Breland, author of A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s, and Prexy Nesbitt, a native West Sider, activist and educator.

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Contested City: From the Lower East Side of New York City to the West Side of Chicago Book Talk & Reception
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Contested City: From the Lower East Side of New York City to the West Side of Chicago Book Talk & Reception

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a book talk and panel discussion with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, author of Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at new York's Seward Park Urban renewal AreaTeresa Córdova, director of UIC's Great Cities Institute; Nicole Marroquin featured Hull-House artist and Professor at SAIC; and Jose E. Lopez, executive director of The Puerto Rican Cultural Center.

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Spring Seed Swap presented by UIC Heritage Garden
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Seed Swap presented by UIC Heritage Garden

Join the UIC Heritage Garden at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for the Fifth annual Spring Seed Swap! We invite gardeners, organizations, and community members interested in learning more about gardening, environmental sustainability and social justice. Anyone can come share knowledge, stories and resources with others and make new friends from around the city.

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Participatory Arts Chosen Family Day
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Participatory Arts Chosen Family Day

Celebrate Women's History Month with your family and chosen family! In conjunction with Hull-House's current exhibition, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will host an afternoon of participatory theater games, free tours and dance workshops designed to move you in new ways, led by artist and educator, Benji Hart.

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Bringing Intersectionality to Sexual Health and Advocacy
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bringing Intersectionality to Sexual Health and Advocacy

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and The American Association of University Women (AAUW) for Women’s History Month in conversation with Nadiah Mohajir, the founder and executive director of HEART, an organization that educates and promotes culturally-sensitive sexual health in Muslim communities to end the silence that perpetuates gender violence and inequality.

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Through Her Eyes: Contemporary Shorts By Women of Color Filmmakers
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Through Her Eyes: Contemporary Shorts By Women of Color Filmmakers

In celebration of Women's History Month, join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for an evening celebrating women of color filmmakers! Curated by Michelle Materre, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School, Through Her Eyes: Contemporary Shorts by Women of Color Filmmakers includes five contemporary short films addressing a range of compelling social issues.

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International Women’s Day: Archiving, Activism & Well-being
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

International Women’s Day: Archiving, Activism & Well-being

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, art therapist Leah Gipson, and A Long Walk Home, LLC. for International Women’s Day! We will explore resistance and resilience of women and girls of color through archives and photography that document community-centered art practices around well-being and activism. 

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The World is Watching: Book Launch
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

The World is Watching: Book Launch

Hull-House and UIC’s Great Cities Institute launch the book, The World is Watching with a discussion, book signing and reception featuring award-winning poet, professor, architect of the Black Arts Movement, and Third World Press Foundation founder and publisher Haki Madhubuti. The World Is Watching is a compelling collection of historical and autobiographical essays that reflect on a wide range of world activist struggles, travels, international encounters and critical conversations on foreign affairs.

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Neighborhood Narratives: Addressing Change Through Stories Teacher Institute 
Feb
19
9:30 AM09:30

Neighborhood Narratives: Addressing Change Through Stories Teacher Institute 

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and National Hellenic Museum as we dive into neighborhood history and story-telling techniques that can be used in the classroom. By exploring the two cultural institutions - Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and The National Hellenic Museum - this day will introduce these sites’ rich neighborhood histories. CPDU’s credits will be provided for attending.

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Community Binding II: Participatory Arts Bookbinding Workshop
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Community Binding II: Participatory Arts Bookbinding Workshop

If you missed last Fall’s bookbinding workshop, you have another chance this month! Join Hull-House for a workshop led by featured Participatory Arts Hull-House artist Regin Igloria, founder of North Branch Projects - an organization that approaches community building through bookbinding practices, collective story writing and community archiving.

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On What We Owe, Parts of Speech: Astra Taylor
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

On What We Owe, Parts of Speech: Astra Taylor

How can we form solidarity around indebtedness and make our voices heard? Hull-House co-presents with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, "On What We Owe," the latest installation of "Parts of Speech" - a series of lectures addressing the influence of speech on opinion, authority, intimacy and action. Join us at Hull-House in a conversation with activist, Astra Taylor, co-founder of The Debt Collective, about how debt affects millions of Americans today, and what we can do about it together.

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Jane Addams Day: Fighting Back, Farming, and Freedom
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Jane Addams Day: Fighting Back, Farming, and Freedom

Join Hull-House and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for a celebration of women who stood up for democracy and took action. Watch a screening of Dolores (2017), a documentary about United Farm Workers co-founder, Dolores Huerta. After the film take part in a discussion led by Jelena Radovic-Fanta, a 2018 AAUW Fellow and scholar focusing on the endurance and resilience of female seasonal agricultural workers in Chile, and Nadia Sol “Ireri” Unzueta Carrasco, Heritage Garden Educator at the Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, UIC.

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How Do You Throw a Pot? Participatory Arts Ceramic Workshop
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

How Do You Throw a Pot? Participatory Arts Ceramic Workshop

  • Jane Addams Hull-House Residents' Dining Hall (map)
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Join us for a ceramics workshop led by artists Nicole Marroquin, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Marroquin’s workshop will explores ideas around representation, identity, cultural, and community building through sculptural practices and memory.

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Dangerous Women: The International Women’s Peace Movement Then and Now
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Dangerous Women: The International Women’s Peace Movement Then and Now

Join us for a roundtable discussion about Jane Addams’s anti-war efforts and work with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, in the context of more recent activism. The conversation will include a Jane Addams scholar, a current member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), a female veteran and member of Veterans for Peace, and a student activist.

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Black Politics in Chicago
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

Black Politics in Chicago

Discussion about Black politics in Chicago, as well as UIC Professor of History Barbara Ransby’s new book, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in The 21st Century. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

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Can Cows Be Purple? Participatory Arts Art Therapy Workshop
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Can Cows Be Purple? Participatory Arts Art Therapy Workshop

  • Jane Addams Hull-House Residents' Dining Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an Art Therapy workshop led by Leah Gipson, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Gipson’s practice develops new approaches to art therapy that are culturally approachable and emphasize care in the face of social challenges.

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