MLK Day 2023: Southside Stories

Monday, Jan 16, 2023 11 am – 3 pm

5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

MLK Day 2023: Southside Stories

January 16, 11 - 3pm

Join us and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. back in person and honor the legacy of historical Black leaders, spaces, and stories from the Southside of Chicago! 


Register here!


South Side Home Movie Project Screenings


Enjoy a series of home movies from the South Side Movie Project archive paired with music from local DJs in select episodes of Spinning Home Movies. 


Florence Price Performance with Members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

12 -1pm

Members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago will present a performance honoring the legacy and story of Florence Price, the first Black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1933.


South Side Stories Podcast with HPAC and Intonation Teens and Lumpen Radio


Our teens are starting a podcast in collaboration with Lumpen Radio.

More information below.


Drawing the Southside with Mobi Coloring


Illustrate and bring a splash of color to custom coloring pages from Mobi Coloring featuring faces, places, and objects that are emblems of the Southside of Chicago! 


The Southside’s Urban Griot: Bill Walker with Juarez Hawkins


Join Creative Wing Artist, educator, and curator of our 2017 exhibition, Bill Walker: Urban Griot, for a talk and artmaking activity about the forefather of the community mural movement in Chicago.