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.
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.
A one-day seminar with specialists from the fields of art, architecture and mathematics to develop a new methodology to describe the role of art and creativity in the field of human activity, moving beyond categorization and binary systems.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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 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.