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West Side Arts: Claiming and Reclaiming Space

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West Side Artists Talk GentrificationIgor Studenkov for Austin Weekly News (Dec. 12, 2017)


Artists and educators on the West Side come together to share emerging projects that claim and reclaim space through subversive arts, cultural work and alternative education.

Join artist Miguel Aguilar from Running Street Art Tours;; Leah Gipson, founder of Rectory; designer and artist, Alexandria Eregbu; educator Danton Floyd, founder of 360 Nation; and urban research partners Paola Aguirre and Sara Pooley of Creative Grounds, for a discussion about transforming spaces for public education and youth development on the West Side of Chicago in the North Lawndale, Austin, West Garfield Park and Pilsen neighborhoods. Speakers will highlight local efforts that re-invest in Chicago Public Schools, recreate sanctuary spaces, and encourage residents to exercise their rights to the city.