The Public Square presents writer/director Yolanda Nieves and The Vida Bella Ensemble
CHICAGO – Join The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, and its partners for a special performance of The Brown Girls’ Chronicles: Puerto Rican Women and Resilience on Tuesday, May 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Little Village Lawndale High School (3120 S. Kostner Ave., Chicago). This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 312.422.5580.
The Brown Girls’ Chronicles: Puerto Rican Women and Resilience is a collection of the stories, voices, and songs that long to be heard: the stories of how race, ethnicity, gender, and colonialism shape the lives of marginalized women. Written and directed by Yolanda Nieves and performed by the all-Latina Vida Bella Ensemble, Brown Girls’ Chronicles is based on a collection of interviews from scores of second generation Puerto Rican women and is an embodiment of their struggles for independence of mind, soul, heart, and body.
After the performance, there will be an intergenerational post-show conversation with Yolanda Nieves and The Vida Bella Ensemble, which will be moderated by Chicago Public Radio’s Natalie Y. Moore. This event is presented in partnership with Little Village Lawndale High School (LVLHS)/ Enlace Community Schools.
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 (IHC) 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 (NEH), 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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