Filtering by: Making the West Side

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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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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West Side/South Side: Bridging the Divide
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

West Side/South Side: Bridging the Divide

Join us in a lively conversation at Hull-House as we assess this divide and find ways to bridge it. Featuring Dr. Amara EnyiaLee 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.   

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Pushing Out Patriarchy: A Conversation between Artists, Activists & Organizers
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Pushing Out Patriarchy: A Conversation between Artists, Activists & Organizers

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.  

 

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