Nov 12th 2017

Join us on Sunday for Part 1: A Conversation Led by DJ Duane Powell for the program series: “Objects of Care: Material Memorial for Tamir Rice.”

Music historian and DJ, Duane Powell, will discuss the genesis of Frankie Knuckles in Chicago, the discrimination that sparked a dance revolution, and how the Frankie Knuckles vinyl collection can serve as inspiration for a new generation of conversations about race, justice and freedom.

This event is the first in the series of four collections immersion programs hosted by Rebuild Foundation providing opportunities for public dialogue and reflection around the Gazebo that is in its care.

In the Fall of 2016, Rebuild Foundation received the Gazebo from the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was murdered by the Cleveland Police. Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother, prevented the City of Cleveland from demolishing the Gazebo with the intent to preserve the structure as a place for care, public interaction and engagement.

Rebuild Foundation will be caring for the deconstructed Gazebo at the Stony Island Arts Bank from Fall 2017 through Winter 2018. While the material is on display indoors, guest archivists, public historians, scholars and artists will deeply consider material objects across the Frankie Knuckles Records, Johnson Publishing Archive, Glass Lantern Slides and Edward J. Williams Collections. Guest participants are encouraged to use resource material shared in these sessions to create public engagements for the planned installation of the Gazebo on the North Lawn of the Stony Island Arts Bank in 2018.

About DJ Duane Powell:
DJ Duane Powell has been a staple in Chicago’s nightlife scene since 1985 serving as street promoter and consultant for house music legend Lil Louis as well as other veterans and legendary venues. As a DJ, he opened for the creme de la creme of soul, jazz, funk etc. and has shared the bill with the likes of Roy Ayers, Bilal, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Femi Kuti, Joe Claussell, Josh Milan, DJ Spinna. His grooves are eclectic and his vibe is intoxicating.

=== Schedule of programs in this series: ===
Sunday Nov. 12, 2017 | 3:00-4:30pm
Part 1: Duane Powell on the Frankie Knuckles Records Collection

Sunday Jan. 14, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm
Part 2: Romi Crawford on the Edward J. Williams Collection

Sunday Feb. 11, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm
Part 3: Adam Green on the Johnson Publishing Archive + Collections

Sunday Mar. 11, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm
Part 4: Rebecca Zorach on the Glass Lantern Slides Collection

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