Creative Organizing in Chicago: Integrating Arts and Culture in Movements for Social Justice

Tuesday, October 19, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Organized by Caron Atlas, project director, Arts & Democracy Project; Denise Brown, executive director, Leeway Foundation; Naomi Jackson, program associate, Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Moderated by Timothy Jones-Yelvington, program associate, Crossroads Fund; Jane Kimondo, program director, Crossroads Fund. Presented by Salome Chasnoff, executive director, Beyondmedia Education; Jose Lopez, executive director, Puerto Rican Cultural Center Juan Antonio Corretjer; Asad Jafri, director of arts and culture, Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN); Laurie Jo Reynolds, organizer, Tamms Year Ten.

Join some of Chicago's most creative organizations in a discussion about integrating arts and culture into movements for social justice. Learn about efforts to support youth leadership development, resist gentrification, and improve prison conditions, and hear how several local programs have effectively transformed and amplified the stories of under-represented groups. The session will incorporate a short (2 block) walking tour.

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