Writers Workshop

Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop nurtures individual growth and supports collaborative projects. In 2018, the workshop will focus on turning writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format now includes topics in the writing/publishing process.

Black Cinema House Presents: Hollywood Shuffle

This 1987 comedy classic challenges ethnic stereotyping and the marginalization of Blackness perpetuated in Hollywood and cinema. Robert Townsend, director and co- writer of the semi – autobiographical screenplay, stars as the protagonist, Bobby, a struggling actor. Through Bobby, we witness a journey of outrageous, film industry roadblocks as he strives to become successful. Join… Learn More

Saturday Soul at CEX

Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years—Chicago based DJ, blogger, promoter and tastemaker Duane Powell kicks off his Saturday DJ series at the Stony Island Arts Bank.

The Great Black Music Ensemble led by Ernest Dawkins

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Ernest Dawkins and his band presents a special performance in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, featuring guest jazz guitarist George Freemen.

Last Words

The first feature length film of established Detroit filmmaker Anthony Green, “Last Words” features protagonist Tiffany, a woman who has endured abuse from her husband. Her struggle to leave the relationship shows a journey through trauma, love, and faith. Join us after the screening for a discussion with the filmmaker! Viewer discretion advised for adult content. The… Learn More

Writers Workshop

Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop nurtures individual growth and supports collaborative projects. In 2018, the workshop will focus on turning writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format now includes topics in the writing/publishing process.

Ruminations: Reintroducing Dr. King’s Legacy

On Monday, January 15 join Rebuild Foundation in remembrance of American icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at BING and Currency Exchange Café (305-07 E Garfield Blvd). The bookstore will be open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm and will feature selections from Rebuild Foundation’s archives at the Stony Island Arts Bank related to Dr…. Learn More

Black Cinema House Presents: Whose Streets?

A 2017 documentary about the killing of Michael Brown and the Ferguson uprising, this film is impactful in its focus on grassroots organizing in the face of systematic, law enforced anti – blackness. Directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, with Lucas Alvarado Farrar as cinematographer, the project began in 2014 when the three met… Learn More

Writers Workshop

Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop nurtures individual growth and supports collaborative projects. In 2018, the workshop will focus on turning writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format now includes topics in the writing/publishing process.

Saturday Soul at CEx

Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years

Work on the Sabbath featuring Mikel Patrick Avery

Location: BING  |  307 E Garfield Blvd  [ map ] He’s BACK! Mikel Patrick Avery is dedicated composer, photographer, producer and educator living and working in Chicago, IL. Avery is commonly recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that often involves the use of unconventional “non musical” objects. In recent years, Mikel has become an integral… Learn More

The Learning Tree

This 1969 classic, directed and written by Gordon Parks, tells a story of Newt, a Black teen in 1920’s Kansas. Newt remains calm in the face of racism, contrastive to his fast- tempered friend, Marcus. When Marcus’ father murders a man and Newt bears witness to the crime, the young protagonist is torn between what… Learn More

Writers Workshop

Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop nurtures individual growth and supports collaborative projects. In 2018, the workshop will focus on turning writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format now includes topics in the writing/publishing process.

Saturday Soul at CEx

Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years

Maggie Brown Performance

LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music,  is a one-woman-show which musically illustrates the evolution of African American music. LEGACY is an interactive history lesson and concert during which Maggie narrates and demonstrates syncopated African rhythms to field hollers and work songs all the way up to present day rap & hip-hop – and a bunch in between.

Work on the Sabbath featuring Nola Ade

Location: BING  |  307 E Garfield Blvd  [ map ] As a first generation Nigerian American, the Chicago native is the embodiment of the immigrant spirit of hope and optimism. Having experienced the best of both worlds, the duality of growing up Nigerian in America is reflected in her unique musical expression that blends her rollicking melodies with… Learn More