Presented by Jane Addams Hull House Museum, in partnership with Gallery 400, Aram Han Sifuentes and collaborator Lisa Vinebaum are facilitating a Protest Banner Making Workshop at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (800 S. Halsted) on January 18 from 12noon – 8pm. Come make your own banner or contribute to the collective banner for the Protest Banner Lending Library. Basic materials will be provided, but donations of fabric and other materials are apprciated. All ages are welcome! Food and beverages will be available.
This event honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the practice of public protest. Though awarded Nobel Peace Prizes nearly thirty years apart, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jane Addams were both investigated by the FBI for their opposition to war, their advocacy for wider access to the ballot, and their willingness to peacefully agitate against authority. Public protest continues to be an important means of voicing public concern and a creative means of securing the common good. We hope you are able to join us on January 18!
Both Hull-House and Gallery 400 will be available as warming locations for protesters and walkout participants on Inauguration Day, January 20th. We also welcome those who cannot attend public demonstrations but would like a welcoming space to congregate and organize with others. Warm beverages, snacks, and direct action survival kits will be provided.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement.
Founded in 1983, Gallery 400 is one of the nation’s most vibrant university galleries, showcasing work at the leading edge of contemporary art, architecture, and design. The Gallery’s program of exhibitions, lectures, film and video screenings, and performances features interdisciplinary and experimental practices. Operating within the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago—the largest and most diverse university in Chicago—Gallery 400 endeavors to make the arts and its practitioners accessible to a broad spectrum of the public and to cultivate a variety of cultural and intellectual perspectives.