Opening Friday, November 17th, from 6PM - 8PM
WAYS WE MAKE: Nurturing Black Motherhood & Building Our Creative Communities
Artist facilitator: Wisdom Baty
How do you find the time and space to create? Join us for Ways We Make – a gathering and celebration of black and brown mothers who want to share their artistry as well as their strategies for how to create and thrive as moms. This conversation will center black mothers, their children and their families.
This event is a childcare-supported gathering & conversation. As children engage in supervised play and art-making with members of Chicago Childcare Collective (ChiChiCo), mothers will connect with each other over refreshments and guided conversation. Together, we will discuss the challenges of making while parenting, share strategies for how to carve out the space and time we need, and question traditional artist spaces.
Space is limited. Please RSVP!
This engagement is created and led by Wisdom Baty, in collaboration with Chicago Childcare Collective and Threewalls.
WISDOM BATY is an artist, parent, curator and educator, interested in reimagining physical space and historical accuracy for black women. Her drawings, paintings and classroom curricula encompass themes centering ancestral memory, autonomy, authorship and black motherhood. Baty curates spaces and organizes dialogue for mothers of color to share and strategize the ways they make.
THE CHICAGO CHILDCARE COLLECTIVE (ChiChiCo) is a group of volunteers who support the participation of parents, especially mothers, in racial and economic justice work. The collective matches volunteers with community organizations across the city to have fun with kids while their parents participate in and lead organizing efforts to defend their rights and build a better Chicago