Truth, Knowledge, and the Power of Storytelling
6:30PM – 8:30PM
In the age of fake news and heightened political tension, many Americans have lost faith in the media and question the role and impact of journalism. They are increasingly turning to partisan sources of information, yet free societies depend on unbiased news and information to monitor and question those in power. In this era, how can community-powered journalism help us parse fact from fiction and create authentic trust and understanding among different perspectives?
Join WBEZ's arts and culture reporter Carrie Shepard for an interactive experience. This event highlights the gallery's current exhibition, Return to the Everywhere, and features self-reflective and participatory exercises by Imagination Theater and a conversation about truth and community-powered journalism with:
Michele Kanaar, Creative Director of Borderless Magazine
Judith McCray, Executive Director of Juneteenth Productions and Adjunct Professor at DePaul University's College of Communication
Justine Tobiasz, WBEZ's Media Archivist
Doors open at 5:45pm so guests have time to experience Return to the Everywhere and speak to exhibiting artists Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson, Sonnenzimmer, and Sadie Woods about their work.
Please register for this event here.From the exhibition “Return to the Everywhere”
Vocalo ⏤ This Is What Chicago Sounds Like
4:00PM – 7:00PM
Vocalo brings together community for a Chi Sounds Like event celebrating music discovery, local artists, and cultural expression.
Join the DJs and personalities behind the station in honor of those who give their all to Chicago and enrich us socially and culturally by virtue of their artistry, social justice work, and community building.From the exhibition “Return to the Everywhere”
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Coincidence Archive is a public event that generates synchronicity. Visitors can listen to live radio, past radio programs from the WBEZ Chicago archive, and audio works in Return to the Everywhere while perusing the texts in the exhibition and various publications from the exhibiting artists' personal collections. They will then be invited to write down any words that they accidentally read and hear simultaneously. By the end, a poem will form that might provide some strange and unexpected wisdom.
Led by exhibiting artist Gwyneth Zeleny AndersonFrom the exhibition “Return to the Everywhere”