Jun 6th 2018

Parks as Contested Spaces

@ Arts Incubator

301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Wednesday, June 6th, from 6:30PM - 8PM

On view through Friday, July 6th

Beaches, parks, and forest preserves provide urban dwellers an outdoor setting for leisure and play. Join us for a conversation with Meida McNeal, Arts and Culture Manager with the Chicago Park District about parks as recreation and gathering spaces, but also as contested public space and the racial dimensions of use, access, safety, and leisure. Discover personal footage of Jackson Park from the E. Hector Coates Collection (courtesy University of Chicago Film Studies Center), and selections from the Nicholas Osborn, Ellis McClelland and George Reed Sr. Collections.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition “Everyday Resistance: The Art of Living in Black Chicago” on view at the Arts Incubator through July 6, 2018. Home movies by amateur South Side filmmakers animate a domestic space, offering a visual record of leisure, performativity and an aesthetic of Blackness from the 1940s through the 1980s. For a complete schedule of programs, please visit: http://bit.ly/EverydayResistance.

FREE | RSVP: http://bit.ly/parksascontestedspaces

Presented by Arts + Public Life with the South Side Home Movie Project.

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