Feb 28th 2019

Speculating the Now: A Panel on Healing Justice

@ Arts and Public Life

301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Thursday, February 28th, from 6PM - 7:30PM

On view through Friday, March 1st

How can speculation help us to envision alternate ways of responding to the violences endured in the contemporary political moment? Featuring youth participants in the Transmedia Collage program and guest scholars, this panel will explore how a climate of structural violence has impacted the health and well-being of black and brown young people and their communities on Chicago’s South Side. Together, we will consider the historical traumas that extend into the present and how we might collectively reimagine our relationships in order to build a future world with liberatory potential.

Guest speaker: Audrey Petty, writer, educator and editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing

South Side Speculations

Jennifer Brier, Ph.D, Director of Gender & Women’s Studies Program, University of Illinois-Chicago
Ireashia Bennett, Chicago-based photographer, multimedia artist, and emerging filmmaker; Audio-Visual Production Specialist for the Transmedia Story Lab

South Side Speculations grew out of a two-year intergenerational collaboration among Chicago-based high school students, arts and humanities scholars, and practicing artists and storytellers. It investigates the impact of structural violence on health and wellness across the South Side, with a particular focus on Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. Resisting progress narratives that promise things will always get better and nostalgic accounts of carefree pasts, this exhibition asks how economic, political and cultural structures evolve in the past, present, and future. It imagines alternative physical and social infrastructures for neighborhoods and communities, details complex social determinants of health, and documents ever present policing.

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