In concert with its ongoing virtual exhibition, Anthem, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, a non-commercial gallery dedicated to promoting the work of social justice causes, has partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to present the virtual panel discussion “Art and Social Progress: Creating a Better World.” Taking place on Wednesday, October 14 from 7 – 8 p.m. CDT the conversation will feature both visual and performing artists from the Chicago area, all of whom use art to address social justice issues. The event will begin with a showcase of artist performances, followed by a discussion of the intersection between art and social activism, particularly relevant during the 2020 election year. This panel is the second of a three-part virtual event series called Vote Like Your Rights Depend On It: 2020 Election Series.
WBEZ’s Carrie Shepherd will moderate the panel, which includes former “Hamilton” Chicago actor and singer Ari Afsar, acclaimed performer, artist and researcher Ellen Rothenberg and social justice artist Adeshola Makinde.
This event is free with registration. To register, visit https://action.aclu.org/webform/art-and-social-progress-creating-better-world.