Sep 30th 2020

Please join us for four distinct online conversations with our 2020 RaDLab+Outside the Walls Fellows: Friday, September 25th & Saturday, September 26th from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, as well as Tuesday, September 29 & Wednesday, September 30th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm; Central Time.


Across Chicago’s neighborhoods inclusive of Bronzeville, Bucktown, Kenwood, Little Village, Pilsen, South Shore, Uptown, and Washington Park, our nine fellows – Jenna Anast, Ireashia Bennett, Aquil Charlton, Safiya Eshe Gyasi with Chineze Mogbo, Felicia Holman, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Youree Kim, and Chandra Christmas-Rouse – will reflect on their relationship to the communities within and outside the boundaries they live in; sharing insights into their research, projects, and potential discoveries when re-imagining a racially justice society.

The Fellows’ conversations pairings:

Fri, Sep 25th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Youree with Felicia

Sat, Sep 26th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Aquil with Chandra

Tues, Sep 29th, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Chineze & Safiya with Ireashia

Wed, Sep 30th, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Jenna with Salvador

Each dialog pairing will last 60 minutes, and be facilitated by Barak adé Soleil, Threewalls Director of Programs.

Accessibility: For this series of dialogs, captioning, American Sign Language and Spanish interpretation will be available.

Within each dialog pairing, we will plan for opportunities for questions and reflections from the neighborhood communities the fellows reside within. Please note we will record these dialogs for future viewing and documentation, with respect to consent from those in attendance.

To join in the conversation, please register for the date(s) you wish to attend. We will be hosting this session on Zoom. A link to join will be emailed to those who RSVP prior to the dialog.

This online series of dialogs is part of the fellows’ evolving public engagements within Threewalls’ Research & Development Lab+ Outside the Walls Fellowship program.

About the RaDLab+Outside the Walls Fellowship: Dedicated to ALAANA(African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American) contemporary artists & creatives in Chicago who are working at the intersection of art, community and justice and doing so to build a racially just society, fellows will spend a year researching, developing and testing an idea that addresses a racial justice issue important to their neighborhood community. 2020 Fellows will address a wide range of racial justice issues, including dismantling weaponized media, food apartheid, environmental and educational racism, segregation, ableism, abolition, decriminalization of mentally disabled People of Color and disinvestment from Black communities. The fellowship program is generously supported by the Surdna Foundation.

About Threewalls: Threewalls fosters contemporary art practices that respond to lived experiences, encouraging connections beyond art.

We strive to host events that enable all individuals to participate fully. If you have any questions surrounding accessibility for this session, please contact Barak adé Soleil, Director of Programs:

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