You are invited to participate in a working lunch on Thursday, February 27, 2014 to generate ideas around the African-American Cultural Center's upcoming exhibition series, “Migration & Transformation through the Arts: The Bronzeville Story” (March 14, 2014 – August 29, 2015). The 90-minute luncheon and facilitated workshop will begin at 1:00 pm in the Gallery of the African American Cultural Center at UIC, located on the second floor of Addams Hall. Lunch will be provided.
The Bronzeville series is a part of Migration and Transformation, an overarching project of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, that highlights the different migration experiences of people living in the US and how this shapes their identities and sense of belonging in our society.
The Bronzeville Story has been tentatively slated into three phases:
- Spring 2014 - (March – August 2014) - The Soul of Bronzeville (Prominently features objects and images from the collection of the Chicago Blues Museum, this first installment highlights Bronzeville musicians and nightclubs)
- Fall 2014 – (September – December 2014) – Title TBD: Explores the spatial aesthetics of Bronzeville, most notably architecture, design, and entrepreneurship
- Spring 2015 – (February –August 2015) - Title TBD: Highlights literary works/writers, visual and performing art/artists, WPA projects and the Chicago Black Renaissance
Project parameters include -- but are not limited to -- curricular and co-curricular opportunities, storytelling/collecting activities, engaged learning through the UIC Heritage Garden, and student internships.
Invited guests include a number of campus and community stakeholders with interests or expertise in the topic areas and genres -- many of whom I have had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with on past research/action projects. I am excited to explore how we might further connect our core work and missions through this project.
If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Dean Hall at email@example.com by Tuesday, February 25, 2014