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What I (Don’t) Know About Autism

Online Program

The return of our sold out 2020 production, What I (Don't) Know About Autism is a sometimes comic, sometimes heart-breaking journey into the world of autism, performed by autistic and […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Autism Friendly Performance
  • Captioning

Access 101: An Introduction to Disability and Accessibility

Zoom

What is disability? What is accessibility? This session will provide a basic introduction to the world of accessibility in cultural spaces.  Learn how accessibility is defined over a broad array […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual Program

American Framing

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

In 1832, Chicago was the site of an innovation that would revolutionize architecture and democratize housing. Timber framing—also known as “Chicago construction”—used softwood to create frames that were simple and […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Imagining Chicago’s Future: A Film Screening & Conversation

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

How can we begin to imagine Chicago’s future? Sometimes, turning to the past can provide a clue to the way forward. In collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives, visual artist […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Debbie Millman: Why Design Matters

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Debbie Millman hosts the popular and award-winning podcast Design Matters, where she talks to writers, artists, curators, musicians, and of course—designers, about why their creative disciplines are so important. Her […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Eli Saslow: Voices from the Pandemic

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

First responder, doctor, patient, grocery store owner, restaurateur, teacher, retail worker—these are the voices from the pandemic. When the global Covid-19 outbreak started, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow began interviewing […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Kal Penn: You Can’t Be Serious

Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 E RANDOLPH ST, Chicago

You probably know Kal Penn from his successful acting career in hits like How I Met Your Mother, Designated Survivor, and the Harold and Kumar franchise, or as White House […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn St, Chicago

Inspired by the life of famed civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and performed and sung by Chicago’s E. Faye Butler, this passionate rally cry defines what it means to […]

  • Audio Description
  • In Person

Mark Bradford and Julie Mehretu in Conversation

Zoom

Join us live for a virtual conversation with artists Mark Bradford and Julie Mehretu followed by an audience Q&A. Link to join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/87984820667 Passcode: SAICVAP This event will […]

  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual
  • Virtual Program

As You Like It

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago

It’s time to “come together” again in the magnificent setting of the Courtyard Theater! Find yourself transported to the ‘60s, when all you need is love. The irrepressible Rosalind takes […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Access 101: Individual Perspectives

Zoom

How do people identify with disabilities? How varied are people’s experiences with access in different cultural spaces?  Join us as our guest speakers share their accessibility experiences both living and […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual Program