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For Freedoms Town Hall

For Freedoms—a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists—in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art, Sankofa, Sweet Water Foundation, and EXPO CHICAGO, presents a town hall that aims to model how art and discourse can engage communities.

This Town Hall features a series of discussions between artists and practitioners across disciplines and generations addressing strategies for reclaiming and operating within public space. The first panel features young leaders and mentors from Sweet Water Foundation in conversation with organizers of the March For Our Lives. The second panel features artists and founding members of AfriCOBRA Jae JarrellWadsworth Jarrell, and Gerald Williams in conversation with artist, publisher, and educator Aay Preston-Myint

FREE, but space is limited for the Town Hall. Please register in advance.

South Side Openings and Events

Following the Town Hall, kick off EXPO ART WEEK with an evening of overlapping receptions and programming on Chicago’s vibrant South Side. Explore a few of the galleries, museums, and exhibition spaces in this dynamic community of arts and culture.

Optional shuttle transportation will run from the University of Chicago campus to Sweet Water Foundation. The shuttle will depart at 3:45 pm from the turnaround on the east side of the Campus North Parking Garage (map). 

Following the discussion, complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided from Sweet Water to the events on the University of Chicago campus for Town Hall participants.