Join some Chicago-based artists of color for an evening conversation on how we use art as a tool of resistance and survival in these trying times. How do we make rapid response art in accountable & responsible ways? How can we avoid making art that re-traumatizes our communities? How do we focus on the process of collaborative art-making as much as we focus on what we produce?
A handful of artists will discuss their thoughts, theories of change, processes, praxis, and more around art-making, accountability, and responsibility, and then we’ll pass it to you to share your own thoughts and brilliance.
The conversation will be geared toward people who make art or identify as artists and/or cultural workers, but all are welcome!
Silvia Inés Gonzalez, ACT Collective
Amara Betty, Las Artelitas
Bria Royal, For the People Artists Collective
Patricia Nguyen, Axis Lab
Monica Trinidad, For the People Artists Collective
We will have microphones to amplify sound. There will be many seats with back support, but seating is first come first serve. Closest public transit are the 18th street pink line stop (1 mile walk), and CTA bus routes #8 (Halsted) and #18 (16th-18th) stop within 1 block from cafe. Unfortunately, the cafe is not wheelchair accessible.
About La Catrina Cafe:
La Catrina Cafe is located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. A “mom-and-pop shop” founded in the spring of 2013, La Catrina Cafe has quickly established a presence in Pilsen. Aside from the rotating art on display, the cafe hosts numerous events—including open mics, meetings for local organizations, and classes, among other events. Come enjoy espresso drinks and meals accompanied by a stimulating artistic atmosphere in the heart of the city.