Re: Center: Cultural Organizing in the Parks

Re: Center: Cultural Organizing in the Parks
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore three distinct cultural organizing projects from Englewood, Austin, and West Rogers Park through an interactive dialog with the citizens, artists, and park employees leading the work.

This public discussion asks: What role do the parks play in neighborhood cultural organizing? What processes have citizens developed to shape the arts community within their neighborhood?

This conversation takes place within the Chicago Park District’s of Arts in the Parks: The People’s Studio exhibition. Join us before or after the conversation for the exhibition opening 1:00-4:30.

Co-Moderated by:

DeShawn Green, Austin Resident and Performing Artist from Chicago High School for the Arts and Michael Rohd, Founder/Director of Center for Performance and Civic Practice 

Participants include:

Austin: Dionne Hawkins, Theater Instructor Austin Town Hall Cultural Center; and Gibran Villalobos, Cultural Liaison.  

Englewood: Karen Ford, Resident and Chicago Author and Journalist; Danielle Littman, Cultural Liaison; and Debra Thompson, Resident and President of 65th and Peoria Block Club

West Rogers Park: Marcus Davis, Cultural Liaison; and Phil Martini, Park Supervisor Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center

Truman College
1145 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-947-7378



This event is free and open to the public. Free parking in the Truman College Parking lot till 4:30pm.