Opening Wednesday, March 18th, from 6:30PM - 8PM
Educator and author Audrey Petty, who wrote the deeply moving High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing, will moderate a conversation about public housing and community journalism that centers the voices of residents and community members. Guests include: Cheryl Reese, former resident of the Ickes Homes; Ethan Michaeli, former Editor in Chief of We the People Media’s Residents’ Journal; and Bettina Chang, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of City Bureau.
Community-driven reporting and journalism has complicated and expanded understandings of public housing, race, and neighborhoods in Chicago. Arts + Public Life presents this narrative focused program as a way to more deeply reflect on the people, architecture and policies that shaped Chicago’s public housing projects.
This program, an S is for Soul Sister exhibition related program, is supported by the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative and Center for the Study of Race, Culture and Politics.
Free and open to the public.