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A public conversation on the relationship between traditional media, digital media, and the complicated ethical realities of citizen activism. This Thursday, August 28, 6:30pm in the Chicago Cultural Center's 1st Fl Garland Room. Featuring guests Alex Weheliye (Northwestern) Susan Smith Richardson (Chicago Reporter) and Dan O'Neil (Smart Chicago Collective, EveryBlock). Moderated by Alison Cuddy (Chicago Humanities Festival)

Now What

Justin Honard and Daniel Alexander Jones, who embody the well known female characters Alaska Thunderf*#k and Jomama Jones, join the IHC's Angel Ysaguirre for a conversation about how drag and other forms of gender-bending performances reflect or challenge society's ideas about gender, sexuality and race. The conversation will be followed by drag and drag-inspired performances by Salonathon and music by BAATHHAUS and Big Dipper. This event is nearly sold out, register today for this free event!

Art Event

One of the most anticipated plays of the season is now open - All Our Tragic, written and directed by Sean Graney, is an adaptation of all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into one 12-hour epic of "slaughter, sex and sublimity." Catch the play, and save the date for Sept. 23, as Sean Graney will discuss the interesting inspiration behind the adaptation.

CF 2015

Complement your curriculum with a smart, fun program that teaches students about freedom of expression, right to health, rights of children and more, and empowers them to address issues that are happening in their own communities.Learn more and apply to the 2015 Capitol Forum on America's Future!


How has sports changed from sixty years ago to today? Art Voellinger, a former coach, sportswriter and a member of the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, will lead two conversations on 8/14 & 8/21 around this question of sports and history as part of the Hometown Teams Smithsonian exhibition at the History Museum of Monroe County.
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