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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 be a true revolutionary. Fannie Lou Hamer, the 1960s civil rights activist whose bravery, humor and grit reminds us that there's courage in the face […]

  • 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 be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services. For additional access requests, including ASL interpretation or audio description, visit saic.edu/access. Mark Bradford and […]

  • 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 refuge in the forest. So, too, does her love Orlando, with much to learn from the woman of his dreams, now disguised in boy’s garb. […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Naomi Kaempfer Lecture: Creative Director of Art, Fashion, and Design at Stratasys

Zoom

Join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/81559632474 No passcode required. This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services. Naomi Kaempfer is the creative director of art, fashion, and design and is responsible for the build up of the fashion, design, and art collaborations at Stratasys. Kaempfer explores the possibilities of crossing borders in […]

  • Captioning
  • Free Event

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 working in cultural spaces.  Learn what accessibility means from the perspectives of our panelists, and how we can think and engage with others around accessibility […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • Captioning
  • Free Event
  • Virtual Program

What’s Next: Money (Virtual)

Chicago

Money has been the medium of exchange for thousands of years, but what it looks like and how it functions has changed enormously over time. Our current moment is no exception, with the spectre of a cashless society growing every day alongside the increasingly volatile impact of cryptocurrencies like non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Join a group […]

  • Captioning
  • Virtual

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago

Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn—best known for memorable turns in films including Good Night, and Good Luck, Nomadland, and Lincoln—takes the stage in a tour-de-force performance. Meet World War II hero Jan Karski who, after surviving the devastation of his native Poland by Nazi Germany, risks his life to carry the first eyewitness […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago

Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn—best known for memorable turns in films including Good Night, and Good Luck, Nomadland, and Lincoln—takes the stage in a tour-de-force performance. Meet World War II hero Jan Karski who, after surviving the devastation of his native Poland by Nazi Germany, risks his life to carry the first eyewitness […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • In Person

Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson: A Celebration

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St, Chicago

When Angela Jackson was named Illinois Poet Laureate in 2020, she quoted her legendary predecessor Gwendolyn Brooks, saying ‘Poetry is life distilled." A poet, playwright, and novelist, Jackson’s repertoire—including poetry collections like Pulitzer Prize-nominated It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time and American Book Award-winning novel Where I Must Go—cements her place next to Brooks […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Teju Cole: Black Paper

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St, Chicago

In periods of social and political upheaval, people either turn to writing or away from it. Celebrated essayist Teju Cole (Known and Strange Things) argues for the former—defending writing as a means to preserving humanity during fractured times. In his latest collection, Black Paper: Writing in a Dark Time, which follows his art exhibition Black […]

  • Captioning
  • In Person

Speculative Infrastructure

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St, Chicago

Can we adapt infrastructure to withstand the effects of climate change? Where do we begin? Who has already started to build the infrastructure of the future? Communities that live next to rapidly warming and fluctuating bodies of water like Lake Michigan understand firsthand the urgency of these questions. What do they advise? Join CHF for […]

  • 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 be a true revolutionary. Fannie Lou Hamer, the 1960s civil rights activist whose bravery, humor and grit reminds us that there's courage in the face […]

  • ASL Interpreted
  • In Person