Women’s Absence from Chicago’s Monumental Landscape

Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 6 – 7 pm

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, June 17, 6 p.m. CDT 
Presented virtually on Zoom 
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Though women make up more than half the population of Chicago, and are noted for their role in shaping the city’s history, they make up a minuscule percentage of the monuments in the landscape. Join Michelle Duster, Sam Kirk, and Marcia Walker-McWilliams along with moderator Meg Duguid as they explore the ways women have been left out of our monuments and memorials, explain how the underrepresentation affects perceptions and policies, discuss efforts to remedy the problem, and propose ideas for the future.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Much Unseen is Also Here, Columbia College Chicago's Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Spaces (DEPS), the Chicago Womxn's Suffrage Tribute Committee, and the Chicago Monuments Project.