Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10 am – 6 pm

This symposium presents a series of panels and intergenerational dialogues that connect the history of the South Side to the present moment, in which the community, its arts organizations, and artists continue to play a central role in the visual culture and artistic dialogue of Chicago’s vibrant art and design community. Participants include Abdul Alkalimat (University of Illinois), Ayana Contreras (host of Reclaimed Soul on Vocalo), William Estrada (artist), Greg Foster-Rice (Columbia College Chicago), Skyla S. Hearn (Chief Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at the DuSable Museum of African American History), Mariame Kaba (organizer, educator, and curator), Faheem Majeed(artist, educator, curator, community facilitator, and co-director of the Floating Museum), Tracye Matthews (Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago), Page May (Assata’s Daughters), Natalie Moore(WBEZ reporter and author of The South Side), Maséqua Myers (Executive Director of the South Side Community Art Center), Yaoundé Olu (Chicago and Gary Crusader Newspapers), Sojourner Scholars, Jacqueline Stewart (The University of Chicago), Monica Trinidad (artist, For the People Artists Collective), and Rebecca Zorach (Northwestern University).
This symposium is co-presented by MoCP and the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago.