Is desegregation the solution for inequity in schools? Join Hull-House Museum for a book talk and public discussion exploring education and the fight for self-determination and equitable public schools on the West Side of Chicago. Speakers include Elizabeth Todd-Breland, author of A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s, and Prexy Nesbitt, a native West Sider, activist and educator.
Contested City: From the Lower East Side of New York City to the West Side of Chicago Book Talk & Reception
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a book talk and panel discussion with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, author of Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at new York's Seward Park Urban renewal Area; Teresa Córdova, director of UIC's Great Cities Institute; Nicole Marroquin featured Hull-House artist and Professor at SAIC; and Jose E. Lopez, executive director of The Puerto Rican Cultural Center.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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 Boone, Cranston S. Knight, Irene J. Steele, Harold 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.
Come hear about emerging art initiatives in Pilsen, North Lawndale, Austin and the Lower West Side. Featuring Tracie D. Hall, Nicole Marroquin, and Sarah Beth Woods. Moderated by Ra Joy.
Join us in a lively conversation at Hull-House as we assess this divide and find ways to bridge it. Featuring Dr. Amara Enyia, Lee 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.
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.