Visualizing a Lead Free Environment: The Eisenhower Foundation Explores How Art Intersects with Community Activism

Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL

November 11, 2021 | 5:30PM CST 
Register + Watch on the EXPO CHICAGO Microsite

Join EXPO CHICAGO and the Eisenhower Foundation for a live-streamed discussion with multi-disciplinary artist Mel Chin (S.O.U.R.C.E. Studio), Cheryl Johnson (People for Community Recovery), and Devon VanHouten-Maldonado (SkyART) on how art and process-based learning intersect with community activism in Chicago, moderated by Leila McDowell (Eisenhower Foundation). 

The one-hour program will take a look at Mel Chin’s ongoing Fundred Dollar Bill Project, a creative campaign that raises awareness about the invisible threats posed by lead contamination in soil, water, and housing while also exploring Johnson’s over three decades of environmental justice work in Chicago and the many visual art programs VanHouten-Maldonado oversees with youth on the South and West sides.
This panel is funded by the Eisenhower Foundation who seeks to explore how the arts can better amplify, visualize, and reinforce the policy priorities recommended by the Kerner Commission to end racial and economic inequality.

Presented by the Eisenhower Foundation in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, and S.O.U.R.C.E. StudioLive captioning will be provided.

This program is generously supported by the Eisenhower Foundation and Mellon Foundation.