The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, hosts a conversation with three Chicago artists about the intersection of art and struggle.
CHICAGO –– Come explore where art and social and political struggle intersect with three provocative Chicago artists: Toufic El Rassi, Coya Paz, and Dan S. Wang. In a conversation moderated by Daniel Tucker, editor of AREA Chicago, these artists will discuss their creative work and how the arts can be used to create and imagine a more just world. This program will also celebrate the "Looking for Democracy Postcard Project" currently on display at Hyde Park Art Center, featuring burning questions of the day submitted by community members.
This event will take place on Tuesday, October 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hyde Park Art Center (5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago). It is is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.422.5580.
This program is sponsored by The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, in partnership with the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, dropping knowledge international, the John J. Egan Urban Center at DePaul University, and the Hyde Park Art Center. Special thanks to the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago for making this program possible.
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
- Toufic El Rassi is a Lebanon-born artist and graphic novelist who chronicled his experience growing up Arab in America with his recently released book, Arab in America.
- Coya Paz, co-founder of Teatro Luna (Chicago’s all-Latina theater company), believes in making performance that makes people laugh, think, and cry all in the same show.
- Dan S. Wang is an independent artist and writer who co-founded the experimental cultural space Mess Hall, coordinates HPAC’s Talking Points series, and designed the Looking for Democracy postcard.
- Daniel Tucker, a Chicago organizer who focuses primarily on urban places and space, writes and lectures about the intersections of art, politics, and social movements.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC SQUARE
The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. More information about The Public Square is available at www.prairie.org/publicsquare.
The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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