"Visualizing Racial Justice" Series - presentations of spoken word, dance, documentary film, photography, writing with facilitated conversations
Jul
30
to Sep 15

"Visualizing Racial Justice" Series - presentations of spoken word, dance, documentary film, photography, writing with facilitated conversations

A month-long exploration of the Black experience of race, racism, and police violence through spoken word, dance, documentary film, photography, and writing. These mediums aid in visualizing personal and communal experiences of both racial injustice and justice. Conversations facilitated with audiences at each event are aimed to share perspectives and produce strategies we, as individuals and as a community, can use to combat racism.

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"Invisible: Imprints of Racism" Dance Performance and Discussion by beheard.world
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

"Invisible: Imprints of Racism" Dance Performance and Discussion by beheard.world

An hour-long piece that explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America. This deeply thoughtful and multidimensional production features nine dancers who mesh various styles of movement to create a kinesthetic language influenced Hip Hop and modern dance. Merged with this dynamic group of dancers is a trio of Boston’s top poets whose stories weave simultaneously alongside the movement. The work is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience.

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"Resilience For Justice And Healing" Photography Exhibit with Chicago Torture Justice Center
Aug
19
to Sep 15

"Resilience For Justice And Healing" Photography Exhibit with Chicago Torture Justice Center

An exhibition of photographs that showcase both individual and community resilience. All work has been contributed by participants in the Summer Photo Voice Workshop organized by Chicago Torture Justice Center

"Police violence has a profound impact on our families and communities. We must find ways not only to survive these injustices, but summon strength and joy to cope with them."

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Community Celebration and Conversation for "Resilience For Justice And Healing" Photography Exhibit with Chicago Torture Justice Center
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Community Celebration and Conversation for "Resilience For Justice And Healing" Photography Exhibit with Chicago Torture Justice Center

Join Chicago Torture Justice Center for an exhibition of photographs that showcase both individual and community resilience. All work has been contributed by participants in the Summer Photo Voice Workshop. Monica Chadha will facilitate a group conversation with attendees.

"Police violence has a profound impact on our families and communities. We must find ways not only to survive these injustices, but summon strength and joy to cope with them."

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“Environmental Concerns” - Exhibitions, Installations, and Public Programs
Sep
19
to Oct 21

“Environmental Concerns” - Exhibitions, Installations, and Public Programs

A collaboration between Experimental Station and William Hill Center for the Arts that draws together multiple sites within a two-block radius through exhibitions, installations, and public events. "Environmental Concerns" invites artists and neighbors reflect on how the social environment we create can dialogue with environmental issues, both local and global.

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"Tinted Lens: A View Through the Black Experience" Documentary Film and Facilitated Discussion
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

"Tinted Lens: A View Through the Black Experience" Documentary Film and Facilitated Discussion

Amateur documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur, Brittany Hogan, owner of Britt Brand, interviewed friends, folks from her church, and people of interest found through facebook to capture perspectives of the Black experience. The resulting documentary "offers a glimpse into our realities while making a few personal discoveries along the way." The film, and facilitated conversation, ask if it is possible to have future experiences that are not "tinted" by the trauma of past experiences of racism.

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"Blackstone Summer" Block Party with Youth for Black Lives
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

"Blackstone Summer" Block Party with Youth for Black Lives

Youth for Black Lives hosts their first block party in collaboration with Blackstone Bike Works, Experimental Station, Porscha James’ “PrivatetheBrand” Back To School Project, and Fortune Management! “Blackstone Summer” combines Youth for Black Lives’ past youth teach-ins with live music, food, information and services provided by other organizations, and festive activities.

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August 11th Farmers Market
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

August 11th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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"Are Aldermen Keeping the City Segregated?" - City Bureau's Public Newsroom #73
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

"Are Aldermen Keeping the City Segregated?" - City Bureau's Public Newsroom #73

Are Chicago aldermen using their aldermanic prerogative to keep neighborhoods segregated? That’s what a recent report co-authored by the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA) and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law suggests. 

Patricia Fron, CAFHA Executive Director, and Kate Walz, Director of Housing Justice at the Shriver Center, join us to break down the report, “A City Fragmented: How Race, Power, and Aldermanic Prerogative Shape Chicago’s Neighborhoods”.

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August 4th Farmers Market
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

August 4th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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July 28th Farmers Market
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

July 28th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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July 21st Farmers Market
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

July 21st Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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Carla Stillwell Theater Residency
Jul
2
to Jul 30

Carla Stillwell Theater Residency

Director/Playwright/Teaching Artist, Carla Stillwell, is in residence at Experimental Station for the month of July. She will work with theater collaborators and the community to develop an original theater project called "Desecration: Of Gravel Graves.” Join us for a meet and greet (6/6), community workshop (6/16), and the debut of this new work (6/30)!

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June 23rd Farmers Market
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

June 23rd Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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June 16th Farmers Market
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

June 16th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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June 9th Farmers Market
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

June 9th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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June 2nd Farmers Market
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

June 2nd Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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May 26th Farmers Market
May
26
9:00 AM09:00

May 26th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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"Bike Shop Art Show" Exhibition
May
23
to Jul 1

"Bike Shop Art Show" Exhibition

Our second exhibition showcasing projects made by youth from Blackstone Bicycle Works through weekly art workshops with local, self-taught teaching artist Tita Thomas (Assata’s Daughters, For The People Artist Collective) with support from South Side In Focus. Included is collaborative work made with guest professional artists and a self-published newspaper.

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Opening Reception for "Bike Shop Art Show"
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception for "Bike Shop Art Show"

Opening reception for our second Bike Shop Art Show. All are welcome.

Art made by BBW youth with Tita Thomas and South Side In Focus volunteers. Also featured are collaborations with Faheem Majeed, LoVid, David Johnson, and Dorian Sylvain.

Performances by Nuff Sed and Pastal Fractal. Food by Exquisite Catering. Fun activities!


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May 19th Farmers Market
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

May 19th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Neighborhood Tour returns Chicago to present free, family-friendly puppetry performances.

This spring 2018 Festival Neighborhood Tour double-bill features Afrofuturist puppeteer Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins from Atlanta, best known as the puppeteer for the Pharrell puppet in the new Missy Elliott 'WTF' video.

The spring tour also brings family act The Joshua Show , starring award-winning international puppeteer, actor and joy-maker, Joshua Holden of New York City, recently named one of “20 Theatre Workers You should Know” by American Theatre Magazine.

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