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2015 Jane Addams Birthday Celebration
Featuring the 96 Acres Project and Mariame Kaba
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S Halsted, Chicago | FREE
5-6:30 pm Opening of Into Body Into Wall
Performances led by artists Patricia Nguyen and Luis Tubensthroughout the house. DJ Tess spins Slo’Mo style jams. Birthday cupcakes for all.
6:30-6:45 pm Welcome and Exhibit Remarks
Hear from the 96 Acres Project and artist Maria Gaspar about their latest art installation at Hull-House. They will describe how they use art and collective actions to investigate the Cook County Jail wall as a social, political, and psychological frame, imagine and reflect on new alternatives, and grapple with the voices and personal stories located on both sides of the jail wall.
6:45-7:30 pm Jane Addams Birthday Conversations for Peace and Justice honoring Mariame Kaba: “Punishing Girls: The Rise of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System.”
Hull-House is delighted to present this year’s distinguished speaker, Mariame Kaba. With power, vision, and commitment, Mariame Kaba inspires us to fight for a more just world. Mariame is an organizer, educator and curator who has been a voice in numerous social movements for prison abolition, racial justice, gender justice, and transformative justice. She is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration, and a co-founder numerous organizations including the Chicago Freedom School and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women.
7:30-8 pm Spoken Word performance by Young Chicago Authors
Young Chicago Authors brings together participants through writing, publication, and performance education for civic discourse and community celebration. Performers will conclude the evening with rhymes and stories of resistance.