Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at National Teachers Academy for a youth-led, intergenerational workshop and Active Dialogue with our partner Free Street Theater about the distribution of funding for Chicago Public Schools.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a youth-led, intergenerational On the Table discussion with our partner, Free Street Theater on gender and equity in education.
Artists in the late 1960s and early 1970s put their artistic training in the service of political movements for self-determination and political change, envisioning an art by and for "the people."
In 2013, after the largest school closures in history, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) issued a five-year moratorium on school closures. The moratorium ended in December 2017, and the City of Chicago threatens to close, sell or repurpose more schools. Join activists, researchers, journalists, and advocates as they track, forecast and examine the significance and impact of school closures, and explore what actions we can take.
Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination sparked outrage on the West Side of Chicago, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum revisits West Side artists at the center of neighborhood change. Join Hull-House for The Best Side: The Art and Soul of Jackie Hetherington, featuring works exhibited for the first time.
In 2013, communities on the South and West Sides of Chicago fought the largest school closures in history. In 2018, South and West Siders have an opportunity to build together: ensure equitable public education in their neighborhoods, defend their communities, become informed and share resources. Join Hull-House,educators and activists to discuss organizing and action across neighborhoods. Speakers include: Elisabeth Greer, co-founder and founding board member, Chicago United for Equity; and Candace Moore, Staff Attorney, Education Equity Project at Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with a book signing and reception with Sarita Echavez See author of The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance, and the American Museum.
Who has access to Education? Sixty-four years after Brown v. Board of Eduction (1954) decided that separate schools were unequal, Chicago’s public schools remain segregated and access to education remains out of reach. Join Hull-House for a discussion about racial segregation in CPS today with advocates and educators,
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!
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!
Join Hull-House in a discussion with educators, activists, scholars, policy makers and parents to explore the connections between race, schools, and communities on Chicago’s West Side.
Join Hull-House for the exhibition opening of Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School, a collaborative exhibition featuring 360 Nation's Freedom Summer School, and artists collective Creative Grounds.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum invites you to an Open House to celebrate Jane Addams’ birthday with cupcakes, a public tour, and a mini-temporary exhibition about suffrage in Illinois in 1913, seven years before the passage of the 19th Amendment.
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 Boone, Cranston S. Knight, Irene J. Steele, Harold 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.
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.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a Family Day of celebrating collective action and art making. In response to the current exhibition, States of Incarceration, families can participate in kid-friendly activities including sewing, letter writing, dance, games, photography viewing, and tours.
Come hear about emerging art initiatives in Pilsen, North Lawndale, Austin and the Lower West Side. Featuring Tracie D. Hall, Nicole Marroquin, and Sarah Beth Woods. Moderated by Ra Joy.
Pedagogy on the Inside is a panel discussion, hosted by JAHHM, that will feature DePaul University and Inside-Out Prison Exchange. Speakers will explore the pedagogies and learning methods used in prisons between non-incarcerated and incarcerated participants, exploring potential and limitations, paradoxes and resolutions.
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.
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.
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
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.
After seven months of a contested campaign and election season, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s exhibition, Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for Who Legally Can't will close with a reception and timely theatrical performance.
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.
Join us in a lively conversation at Hull-House as we assess this divide and find ways to bridge it. Featuring Dr. Amara Enyia, Lee 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.
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.
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.
March 16, 6:00– 8:00 PM
Women, Culture, & Comics
Book talk and discussion with Trina Robbins
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.