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Maya Marshall in conversation with Nicole Homer

Poetry Foundation 61 W Superior St, Chicago

Haymarket Books is a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago. Maya Marshall (she/her) is the author of All the Blood Involved in Love and cofounder of underbelly, the journal on the practical magic of poetic revision. She has taught at Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago, and holds fellowships from MacDowell and Cave […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Hybrid Program

BWBTC Shakespeare: Richard III

Edge Theater 5451 N Broadway, Chicago

Aligned with the mission of representing marginalized voices, BWBTC has partnered with UIC’s Disability Cultural Center to tell the tale of the malicious Richard of Gloucester. Casting both non-disabled and disabled actors, this production will not only examine stage combat as a storytelling tool, but interrogate the divide between “regular” theatre and “theatre for the […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Audio Description
  • Captioning
  • Touch Tour

Resilience Series (monthly)

Chicago Cultural Center Chicago

Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month in G.A.R. Hall to build resilience through artist-led sessions of various creative modalities. Resilience helps deal with difficult challenges with flexibility and creativity. The Resilience Series is open to anyone interested in exploring art as a healing practice. All programs are free and open to the […]

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Open Door: Dreaming Ages

Poetry Foundation 61 W Superior St, Chicago

Join us for Dreaming Ages, an in-person installment of the Open Door series with Zachary Cahilll, Ama Codjoe, Calvin Forbes, Maud Lavin, Sungjae Lee, and Jenny Lin. The Open Door series highlights creative relationships in Chicago, including mentorship and collaboration. Dreaming Ages explores nonlinear as well as chronological time in aging. and plays against silences […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Hybrid Program

Award-winning Comedian Iliza Shlesinger

Park West 322 W Armitage Ave, Chicago

Comedian and actress Iliza Shlesinger, fresh off of filming her sixth Netflix special, is known for her no holds barred stand-up and hyper-relatable storytelling. Shlesinger, who recently wrote and starred in the Netflix film Good on Paper, takes CHF’s stage to speak with Britt Julious for a hilarious and insightful evening on her new book, […]

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  • In Person

CCAC Social

Tap House Bar at Steppenwolf 1646 N Halsted St, Chicago

We at the CCAC have loved getting together at our virtual events these past few years, and now we are super excited to share our passion for accessibility in person again (socially distanced of course)!   We welcome you to join our social event at the expanded Steppenwolf campus, in their new full-service Tap House Bar. […]

  • All Gender Restrooms
  • ASL Interpreted
  • Braille Programs
  • Large Print Programs
  • Masks Required
  • Sensory Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Everyone At Play

Kohl Children's Museum 2100 Patriot, Glenview

Kohl Children’s Museum was specifically designed to be inclusive of all children and adults regardless of ability. The Museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres of outdoor explorations are designed for play with a purpose and encourage linguistic, cognitive, motor, and social skills for children ages birth through 8. The Museum works collaboratively with community organizations […]

  • Free Event
  • In Person
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Sensory Friendly

Black Women Will Save the World with April Ryan

Norris University Center 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston

It’s time—and long overdue—for everyone to acknowledge Black women’s unrivaled contribution to American life and democracy. At CHF, trailblazing White House correspondent April Ryan highlights the incredible work of “sheroes” like Valerie Jarret, Kamala Harris, Brittney Packnett Cunningham, and LaTosha Brown. Join her for a conversation with Valerie Jarrett about how Black women will save […]

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  • In Person

Is the Public Still Persuadable? A Conversation with Anand Giridharadas

Norris University Center 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston

Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All, on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and publisher of The.Ink joins CHF for a conversation with David Corn, Washington DC Bureau Chief for Mother Jones, about how to change people’s minds in order to change how things are. If you’ve been up at night wondering how to save democracy […]

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  • In Person

Rick Lowe on the Transformative Power of Public Art

Norris University Center 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston

For artist and MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe, art doesn't only hang on walls in museums, art is all around us. Art is street murals celebrating Black-owned businesses. Art is the Project Row Houses in Houston’s historic Third Ward. Art is the act we take as members of our communities. At CHF, Lowe reflects on community-based […]

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  • In Person
  • Large Print Programs
  • Sensory Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Miranda July on Art in All its Forms

Northwestern University 600 Emerson St, Evanston

Miranda July has gained a cult following over the span of her award-winning career as a filmmaker (Me and You and Everyone We Know and Kajillionaire), writer (No One Belongs Here More Than You), and artist (her latest project, Services, is both a sculpture and a book). Chill with July at CHF for a chat […]

  • Assistive Listening Devices
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  • In Person
  • Large Print Programs
  • Sensory Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Innocent & Behind Bars with Daniel S. Medwed

Norris University Center 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston

At CHF, renowned legal scholar Daniel S. Medwed explains how America’s judicial system is stacked against the innocent. Join him and Lake Forest College legal studies professor Stephanie Caparelli for a conversation demystifying the procedural rules, systemic bias, and court culture that make up the barriers to exoneration. We’ll discuss how our justice system operates, […]

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Captioning
  • In Person
  • Large Print Programs
  • Sensory Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible