Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Visual Repertoire for Video Artists

Using the vast visual resources housed at The Stony Island Arts Bank, participants will learn how to build their internal library of image-based references using inspiration from the glass lantern slides collection, archival materials from the Johnson Publishing Library, and selected films from the Black Cinema House collection. Participants will also learn how to use… Learn More

Watermelon Man

Guest curator: Arts + Public Life Film Fellow Cam Be   White, loud-mouth suburban husband, father and businessman Jeff Gerber seems to have it all, until the day he wakes up black. Suddenly, he’s a white bigot in black skin who has to deal with a shocked family, intolerant neighbors, cold shoulders at the office… Learn More

Visual Repertoire for Video Artists

Using the vast visual resources housed at The Stony Island Arts Bank, participants will learn how to build their internal library of image-based references using inspiration from the glass lantern slides collection, archival materials from the Johnson Publishing Library, and selected films from the Black Cinema House collection. Participants will also learn how to use… Learn More

The Collections: Black and Blue

Combining elements of Glass Lantern Slide Night and Reading the Black Library, The Writers’ Workshop at Stony Island Arts Bank is hosting “The Collections: Black and Blue.” Building from words, images, and sounds found in the Arts Bank’s collections, themes of assimilation, language, social identity, spirituality and political power are explored through participating artists’ original… Learn More

Portrait of Jason: 50th Anniversary Screening

In celebration of 50 years of LGBTQ/SGL black Americans in cinema, Black Cinema House and the Chicago Center for H.I.V Elimination present Portrait of Jason, the provocative, ground-breaking 1967 film that influenced generations of queer cinema. For twelve hours over the course of an evening, director Shirley Clarke and her friends interviewed Jason Holliday about… Learn More

Education Emancipation: A Benefit Concert

The I Project teams up with Bouchet Elementary, a predominantly Black, low-income, elementary school in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. The ‘Education Emancipation’ campaign aims to provide children in Chicago Public Schools elementary schools with equitable funding, so that they may receive the education they are entitled to.  Through a concert, Go Fund Me, and partnerships… Learn More

The Soul of It: Shinemen + American Shoeshine

“It’s in the jazz of it. It’s in the soul of it. Two people conversing. The back and forth of it.” George Bailey, Columbia College Chicago filmmaker Eleva Singleton presents Shinemen, a short documentary featuring Chicago shoe shine technician Bill Williams. Owner of two Chicago shoe-shine shops, Williams juggled his business while also working in… Learn More