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Heal Our City - A Community Arts Exhibition

  • I Grow Chicago 6402 South Honore Street Chicago, IL, 60636 United States (map)

"Heal Our City" is a community arts event focusing on health and wellness in Chicago. It will feature poetry, photo narratives, oral histories, and documentary film from four South Side neighborhoods. Please join us in our exploration and discussion of holistic wellbeing and community on the South Side. 

This event is free and open to the public. Food from Soul Vegetarian will be provided! Music by DJ Tess.

We are providing bus service to the event at I Grow Chicago (6402 S Honore)! Buses depart from the following locations at 4:30PM
-59th & University (Harper Memorial Library)
-51st & Martin Luther King Drive

Buses will leave I Grow Chicago at 6:30 pm to return to their original pickup locations

About Us: 
South Side in Focus originated from an interest in broadening our understanding of the community we live in, beyond the media portrayal emphasizing violence and poverty. We use photo-narratives to initiate an open, personal, and holistic dialogue about life in South Side communities. 

Over the past few months, we asked members of I Grow Chicago,Blackstone Bicycle Works, Creativity in Motion, Urban Juncture Foundation, and the Artful Living Program to take photos of what makes them feel well or unwell in their communities. We then used these photos to collect oral histories about their lives and communities. "Heal Our City" is the debut of these unique stories. 

Don't forget to check out our website!

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