Jun 6th 2018

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 prioritize​d​.



About the Programmers​:

Rebel Betty is a Puerto Rican artist, educator,​ an​d​ 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 be​en​ 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-R​esiden​ce​ at the Chicago Artist​s​ 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.

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