Women Mobilized for Change was a collective of women who worked for Open Housing policy, Education, Employment and better police relations in Chicago from 1966 to 1974. Taking the personal story of two of the original members, archival material and interviews this ensemble has created a dynamic performance celebrating the work of Women Mobilized for Change (1966 to 1974). This is the 50th Anniversary of the collective who were formed by Coretta King on July 15th , 1966.
On Saturday August 13, the historian Nathan Brouwer will give a bus tour through the city sharing the story of this collective. The bus leaves from 36 South Wabash (their original offices) at 1pm arriving at Marquette Park 2pm. The performance starts at 2pm and will be followed by a community conversation. The bus will return to 36 Wabash leaving Marquette Park at 4pm arriving at 5pm in the Loop.
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The piece was Written by Carron Little, Directed by Karen Yates and Choreography by Cristal Sabbagh.
Ensemble Performers: Kathryn Berghoff, Monica J. Brown, Jackie Colquitt, Xyla Gatilao and Jill Wood.
Documentation Team: Carrie Ruckel, Laurie Little, Ife Olatunji, Danielle Echols, Chakka Reeves and Jack Elston.
Historian: Nathan Brouwer
This is a free performance sponsired by Chicago Park District for more information about this performance please go to www.nightoutintheparks.com