Join artists Martine Syms, Devin Mays and special guests for an evening of conversation and multimedia performance interrogating and celebrating depictions of Black identity in advertising from the founding of Johnson Publishing Company to the present day. Drinks will be served in our fabulous Johnson Lounge. This is a free event.
In From the Tricontinental to the Global South Anne Garland Mahler traces the history and intellectual legacy of the understudied global justice movement called the Tricontinental—an alliance of liberation struggles from eighty-two countries, founded in Havana in 1966. Focusing on racial violence and inequality, the Tricontinental’s critique of global capitalist exploitation has influenced historical radical… Learn More
Angela Jackson, Tara Betts, Ciara Miller: three generations of black women writers from Chicago share their work and their reflections on how the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), Poet Laureate of Illinois and the first African American winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has influenced their lives and careers. Brooks and her work have had a… Learn More
Join the Alfreda Wells Duster Civic Club for a celebration of Black Feminism and Superpower with our own Superheroine, Brittney Cooper, PhD Dr. Cooper will discuss her latest book, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (St. Martin’s, February 2018). Following the Q&A session with the audience, Cooper will sign copies Eloquent Rage along… Learn More
In cohesion with the ICONIC: Black Panther exhibition, SEPIA Collective and Rebuild Foundation presents a ‘Sign & Spin Social Gathering’. Come to the Stony Island Arts Bank for a meet and greet with Black Panthers while DJ Duane Powell spins an afro-rhythmic set. Purchase original artwork and posters that you can get signed and photographed… Learn More
While the imagery of uniformed militant Black men armed with panther power against the oppressor has always been synonymous with the name and legacy, it was the Black Panther Party’s women members who upheld and (in the 70s) made up the majority of the movement. Following a special screening of ‘Free Angela and All Political… Learn More
American Revolution II begins by documenting the explosive confrontations between the Chicago police and protestors during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The filmmakers then move from these clashes to a nuanced, compelling, and very timely examination of the unlikely relationship that was developing between the Black Power movement in Chicago and the Young Patriots—a group… Learn More
See ICONIC: Black Panther Chicago exhibition with its curator, Tracie D. Hall as she focuses on why particular artworks and elements were selected to honor the legacy of the prolific activist organization and hear from a panel of artists who contributed to this groundbreaking show.
Tour the ICONIC: Black Panther Chicago exhibition and hear from a panel of six Chicago artists who contributed to this groundbreaking show.