5:30PM – 7:30PM
In celebration of the Shriver Center's 50th anniversary, Weinberg/Newton Gallery presents The cure, an in-office exhibition of art empowered by radical empathy to reform systemic oppression, to facilitate justice, and to nourish those who effect change. Featured artists include Alberto Aguilar, Patricia Evans, Damon Locks, Billy McGuinness, John Preus, and Whitten Sabbatini. Curated by Meg T. Noe.
Join us for an opening reception to view the exhibition and meet the artists and organization. The event is free and open to the public, we request that you kindly RSVP before your arrival here.
This event is located at:
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
50 E. Washington, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602
From the exhibition “Off-site: The cure”
5:00PM – 8:00PM
Please join us for the opening reception for In Acts, a group exhibition inspired by the summit that will bring international artists to the University of Chicago’s campus later that month to ask: What is an artistic practice of human rights? In Acts will allow a deeper look at the work of these presenting artists who explore various ways that creative labor can widen the vistas of advancing human rights.From the exhibition “In Acts”
6:00PM – 8:00PM
A panel discussion of human rights on Chicago's south side, considering dimensions of public health and safety, criminal justice, and creative expression. Presented in collaboration with the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago.From the exhibition “In Acts”
1:00PM – 6:00PM
From 1-3PM at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, join Open Engagement and gallery representatives for a walk-through of our exhibition, In Acts. The exhibition forwards the perspectives of locally- and internationally-engaged artists whose work questions how creative labor can widen the vistas of advancing human rights. The exhibition is in association with the forthcoming summit What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? that will take place at the University of Chicago.
Afterward, from 4-6PM, head to the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago for an event co-organized by In Acts artist Laurie Jo Reynolds and Lynne Johnson, titled: We Shouldn't Have Policies We Are Afraid to Talk About: A Symposium on Public Crime Registries.
The symposium will take place at:
Lobby, School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago
969 E. 60th Street | Chicago, IL 60637
Find symposium details here.From the exhibition “In Acts”
6:30PM – 9:00PM
Join the Penn and Wharton Clubs of Chicago as they engage with and support the work of Genesis at the Crossroads, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that situates peacebuilding at the nexus of the arts, education, human rights and social justice. Founded in 1999 by Penn Alum, Dr. Wendy Sternberg, (Penn CAS and MD) Genesis creates and implements artistic, arts-integrated education and humanitarian initiatives locally, nationally and globally.
The proceeds of this event will go towards the 2017 Genesis Academy Summer Institute and the June 2017 performance and music education program with Genesis’ professional ensemble, Saffron Caravan.
Learn more about their work and the Genesis Academy for Global Leadership, their future international boarding school for peacebuilding to open September 2020 here in Chicago.
Short film, personal stories from graduates, food and wine/beer included.
Enjoy our live auction!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and make your payment at www.gatc.org (donate now)
$100 in advance (through 4/24)
$120 at the door
Location: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 300 W Superior Street, Suite 203
Co-sponsored by Ed-Ventures, Penn and Wharton
9:30AM – 9:00PM
OFFSITE EVENT: What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? will take place at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
A multi-day summit taking place on the campus of the University of Chicago in Spring 2017, which asks What is an artistic practice of human rights -- conceptually, aesthetically, and pragmatically? Join a group of distinguished artists from around the world as they propose, interrogate and/or challenge how an object, image or performative intervention might open up a novel vision of human rights. Artists include: Lola Arias, Jelili Atiku, Tania Bruguera, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti of Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, Carlos Javier Ortiz, and Laurie Jo Reynolds.
Saturday, April 29, 9:30AM – 5PM
Artists Presentations: The artists will give 45-minute artistic presentations and performances about their artistic practice and how that practice illuminates human rights issues and advocates for political activism and legislative reform.
Monday, May 1, 6 – 9PM
Public Forum: The public is invited to participate in an open forum with the summit artists, including a Q&A and the opportunity for attendees to engage in dialogue with one another.
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Join us in conversation with Mark Philip Bradley, author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, to explore the role of artistic expression in the development of global human rights.
Presented in collaboration with the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.From the exhibition “In Acts”