Archiving Social Justice in Chicago
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Archiving Social Justice in Chicago

A public discussion and presentation of local social change art projects, featuring Hull-House collaborators, past and present. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s current exhibition, True Peace: the Presence of Justice highlights Chicago artist-activists Monica Trinidad and Sarah-Ji. Their work will serve as a catalyst for the discussion on ‘useful art,” the archive and documenting social change.

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Open House Chicago Weekend at Hull-House
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Open House Chicago Weekend at Hull-House

As you explore the city during Open House Chicago weekend, stop by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum during Open House Chicago for extended viewing hours! The museum will be open on Saturday, October 19 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, October 20 from 9am to 5pm. Take a self-guided tour of the Museum and Historic Residents' Dining Hall. FREE and open to the Public with RSVP!

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Arte Útil/ Useful Art: Case Studies from the Chicago Area - Workshop with Tania Bruguera and Alistair Hudson
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Arte Útil/ Useful Art: Case Studies from the Chicago Area - Workshop with Tania Bruguera and Alistair Hudson

An open public workshop with the Directors of the Asociación de Arte Útil, Tania Bruguera and Alistair Hudson. This will be a group activity to analyse case studies from Chicago, and participating projects of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, to be submitted into the Arte Util Archive, to be involved in the decision making processes and development of the project and to learn more about the expansive international network of Arte Util.

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Jane Addams' Day - Making Lineages Visible
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Jane Addams' Day - Making Lineages Visible

Most grassroots activism in Chicago is led by women and queer communities of color, yet their work and legacy are often obscured, erased and overlooked. This program will feature local women and queer activists who work towards social change and explore the continuums in social justice organizing. How are these are remembered, documented, made visible and archived?

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Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater Book Launch and Reception with Author Mark Larson
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater Book Launch and Reception with Author Mark Larson

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for the book launch and reception for Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater with author Mark Larson. Hear sound bites from Larson’s interviews with Chicago theater luminaries at this special event! Enjoy music by DJ Sadie Woods and refreshments in the Hull-House courtyard after the presentation.

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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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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 at THE BIG DEAL
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

Hull-House at THE BIG DEAL

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Find Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the Maxwell Street Market for the THE BIG DEAL, a celebration of Chicago’s longest running outdoor Market. Stop by the Hull-House tent to enjoy signboards and other items from the Museum's historic Maxwell Street Collection. Share your memories and reactions to the artifacts, and draw your own signs and protest banners.

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Copy of Imperfect Truths: A Live Action Self-Love Guide Book performed by {she crew} youth
Jul
28
3:30 PM15:30

Copy of Imperfect Truths: A Live Action Self-Love Guide Book performed by {she crew} youth

For five consecutive summers, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has been home to {shecrew} - a program providing safe-space and expressive platforms for girls and gender-nonconforming youth. After a summer of expressive writing, collaborative creations and communal cooking {shecrew}’s Summer Intensive culminates in Imperfect Truths: A live action self-love guide book. The performance explores coming to terms with oneself, our locations in the world and how we can support each other.

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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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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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Imperfect Truths: A Live Action Self-Love Guide Book performed by {she crew} youth
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Imperfect Truths: A Live Action Self-Love Guide Book performed by {she crew} youth

For five consecutive summers, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has been home to {shecrew} - a program providing safe-space and expressive platforms for girls and gender-nonconforming youth. After a summer of expressive writing, collaborative creations and communal cooking {shecrew}’s Summer Intensive culminates in Imperfect Truths: A live action self-love guide book. The performance explores coming to terms with oneself, our locations in the world and how we can support each other.

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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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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:  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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