Jul 27th 2019


@ 31st Street Beach

3100 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Saturday, July 27th, from 3PM - 5PM

Please join Jefferson Pinder and A.J. McClenon in a meditative memorial for the 100th year anniversary of the Chicago Race Riots, honoring the life of Eugene Williams, who lost his life on July 27, 1919 for crossing an imaginary racial barrier in Lake Michigan.

With meditative sound and silence we ask that you float with us. Inner tubes will be provided as well as on site lifeguards. Those who identify along the African diaspora are strongly encouraged to participate as we consider the history of segregated pools and beaches in the U.S. and the complicated relationships that Black people have with water today as a consequence.

Please RSVP for an inner tube: ajmcclenon@gmail.com; FB message; instagram: @middlenamejanae

Refreshments for participants will be provided.

FLOAT is excited to have additional programming by the Chicago History Museum and the DuSable Museum And is a part of the Chicago Parks District’s Night Out In the Parks.

3 pm-4:15 pm
Julius Jones
Lethal Poetry, After School Matters, DuSable Museum
Momma Kemba as Ida B. Wells
Avery R. Young
Red Clay Dance Company

4:15 pm-5:00pm

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