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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Hull-House for the first Family Day of 2019! In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, come participate in family-friendly activities like theater games, story time, museum tours and more! This event is free and welcome to all ages.
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.
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.
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.
Black Politics in Chicago: A Conversation with Professor Barbara Ransby and WBEZ Reporter Natalie Moore
Join Hull-House for a discussion on Black politics in Chicago and professor Barbara Ransby’s new book making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in The 21st Century. Professor Ransby will be in conversation with WBEZ South Side reporter and author Natalie Moore.
Join Hull-House for a bookbinding workshop led by artist Regin Igloria who founded North Branch Projects an organization that approaches community building through bookbinding practices and community archiving.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a two and a half day symposium –with presentations, discussions, tours and performances – that explore the history of arts and social change in the city.
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.
The University of Illinois Press and Jane Addams Hull-House Museum invite you to a reception celebrating the Centennial of the University of Illinois Press. Attendees will be able to take a special look at the brand new Hull-House museum exhibit, Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change.
Join us on September 6, Jane Addams 158th Birthday, for cupcakes, music, and the launch of Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House, a multidisciplinary exhibition that will explore the Social Settlement's influence on visual and performing arts in Chicago through historical and contemporary practices: bookbinding, the origins of art therapy, ceramics, theater and performance.
Join us at Driehaus Museum for a Pride Month presentation! Jane Addams – once called the “most dangerous woman in America” - was a feminist, international peace activist, a Nobel Prize winner, and advocate for women, laborers, immigrants and the poor. She also lived in a same-sex relationship with her domestic partner for over 40 years.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Armour Elementary School for an art exhibition featuring the artwork of the 2018 Armour Elementary graduating class. Take a look at the changes in our neighborhoods while supporting a local Bridgeport business.
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!