Apr 22nd 2021

A Conversation with William Estrada, Artist and Chicago Monuments Project Advisory Committee.

Prof. Hinda Seif (U. of Illinois Springfield) interviews Chicago artist William Estrada about his work and his role with the Chicago Monuments Project Advisory Committee. The Chicago Monuments Project “intends to grapple with the often unacknowledged – or forgotten – history associated with the City’s various municipal art collections and provides a vehicle to address the hard truths of Chicago’s racial history, confront the ways in which that history has and has not been memorialized, and develop a framework for marking public space that elevates new ways to memorialize Chicago’s history more equitably and accurately.”

Register for this session here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HJYS0NV_TSyUU3HaoKov2w

Audience questions will follow the presentation. Learn more about William Estrada’s work here: https://werdmvmntstudios.com/home.html. Read about the Chicago Monuments Project here: https://chicagomonuments.org/

This is a session of the 2021 Illinois State Historical Society History Symposium. See the full program schedule at www.historyillinois.org.

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