University of Illinois Press Centennial Celebration
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

University of Illinois Press Centennial Celebration

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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.

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Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House

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.

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Living Dangerously: The Social Change Work of Jane Addams and the Hull-House Settlement
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Living Dangerously: The Social Change Work of Jane Addams and the Hull-House Settlement

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.

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Mapping the Neighborhood with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Armour Elementary School
Jun
13
3:00 PM15:00

Mapping the Neighborhood with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Armour Elementary School

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.

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Part 3: More Schools for Sale? Chicago Public Schools Before and After the Moratorium
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Part 3: More Schools for Sale? Chicago Public Schools Before and After the Moratorium

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.

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The Best Side: The Art and Soul of Jackie Hetherington
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Best Side: The Art and Soul of Jackie Hetherington

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.

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Part 2: West Side/South Side: Coalitioning Around School Closures
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Part 2: West Side/South Side: Coalitioning Around School Closures

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. 

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Part 1: 64/54 Brown v. Chicago: Race and Access in Education Today
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Part 1: 64/54 Brown v. Chicago: Race and Access in Education Today

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, 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Hull-House: Resistance and Liberation
Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Hull-House: Resistance and Liberation

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!  

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Jane Addams Day 2017: A Family Day with Art, Games, and Tours
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Jane Addams Day 2017: A Family Day with Art, Games, and Tours

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! 

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Writing the West Side: The West Side Writers Guild, 1990-1996  Reunion, Reading & Reception
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Writing the West Side: The West Side Writers Guild, 1990-1996 Reunion, Reading & Reception

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 BooneCranston S. KnightIrene J. SteeleHarold 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.

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"I shall create!": Arts on the Inside, Poetry from formerly and currently incarcerated individuals
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

"I shall create!": Arts on the Inside, Poetry from formerly and currently incarcerated individuals

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.

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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Film Screening with Critical Resistance
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Film Screening with Critical Resistance

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.  

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States of Incarceration Exhibition Opening Reception
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

States of Incarceration Exhibition Opening Reception

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.

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Where has Childhood Gone? A discussion about the changing experiences of youth in Chicago.
May
16
4:30 PM16:30

Where has Childhood Gone? A discussion about the changing experiences of youth in Chicago.

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

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Securing the Common Good Public Colloquium
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Securing the Common Good Public Colloquium

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. 

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