Art and The Language of Displacement: A Creative Workshop Examining Media’s Impact on Gentrification
Opening Wednesday, June 6th, from 6PM - 8PM
This two-part workshop will examine how the media portrays gentrification nationally. Rebel Betty will give a brief presentation on gentrification and its history specific to Chicago neighborhoods. Following the presentation, participants will separate into groups for a Block Out exercise led by William Camargo, using newspaper articles to contribute to a collective zine.
-This activity will be presented in Spanish and English.
-The voices and stories of those affected by gentrification will be centered and prioritized.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
About the Programmers:
Rebel Betty is a Puerto Rican artist, educator, and organizer from Chicago. She is the founder of ChiResists and a founding member of Barrios Against Displacement. Her work centers on creating spaces for Black, Brown and Indigenous storytelling, healing, and economies. Her art has recently been featured at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Chicago.
William Camargo is an artist, art educator, and organizer born and raised in Anaheim, CA and residing in Chicago. He is a current member of Barrios Against Displacement and HATCH Projects Artist-in-Residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition. His work revolves around his Chicanx barrio upbringing through the medium of photography. His works can be seen at the Chicago Artists Coalition and forthcoming at Zhou B and Blanc Gallery.