Arts & Events
Please join us at the Experimental Station on Monday, April 27, at 7pm for a reading by Bernice Mennis of her newly released book Breaking out of Prison: A Guide to Consciousness, Compassion, and Freedom. Mennis describes this work of non-fiction as "[circling] around the complex and fundamental question of how to break out of internal and external prisons which confine both ourselves and others in spaces much too small for our mind, heart, and spirit...
Please join the Experimental Station, Columbia College, and Theaster Gates in presenting "Blue Sky Black Monk," Japan's Sennichimae Blue Sky Dance Club and Chicago's Black Monks of Mississippi. For more info, read on....
The Experimental Station invites you and the Chicago Storytelling Guild presents Tellebration 2008! Tellebration is a worldwide celebration of stories, that began in 1988 in Connecticut, and now at over 200 sites in the United States and nine countries. Please join us for the Family Program from 3-5pm and the Adult Concert from 7-9:30PM. Questions or reservations, please call Judith at 773-288-7217 or e-mail email@example.com.
Suggested donation: $5
The Experimental Station invites you to "in complete world," a 53-minute documentary made up of street interviews shot throughout New York City. Mixing political questions (Are we responsible for the government we get?) with more broadly existential ones (Do you feel you have control over your life?), the film centers on the tension between individual and collective responsibility.
After the film, Ms. Silver will participate in a discussion about her work.
Please join us for a screening of Seeing Through the Fence, a film that explores the role of food in modern society and our connection, or lack of connection, with both the processes and animals from which our food originates. For more information, please visit www.porchlifeproductions.com.
Please join James Thindwa, Martha Biondi, Barbara Ransby, Alice Kim, Lisa Yun Lee, Joel Bleifuss, Salim Muwakkil, Prexy Nesbit, Cathy Cohen, Beth Richie, Hatem Abudayyeh, Peter Sporn, Ann Russo, Lynette Jackson, Mia Henry, Jorge Mujica, Therese Quinn, and Miryam Rashid for a discussion about ARC 1/09, "A Movement Re-Imagining Change."
Bass guitarist Frank Russell, singer Maggie Brown, and 'discopoet' Khari B. all grace the Big Room on September 27 in three separate performances. Please join us for this exciting event!
3:30-4:30 -- Frank Russell
5:00-6:00 -- Maggie Brown
6:30-7:30 -- Khari B.
Our dear friend Tom Frank joined us at the Experimental Station on Monday, September 15, for a reading from his newest book The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule. Click here for a in-depth review of the event by Progress Illinois.
In case you are among the uninformed, Tom is the editor of "The Baffler Magazine" and best-selling author of "One Market Under God" and "What's the Matter With Kansas?".
On Wednesday, June 18, at 7:00 pm, Bryon Mealer, the author of All Things Must Fight to Live: Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo, will give a reading at the Experimental Station (home of the Invisible Institute), 6100 S. Blackstone. (For a description of the book: http://www.bryanmealer.com) Refreshments will be served. I hope you will join us.
A desire for change is mobilizing record numbers of voters to participate in theprimaries this presidential election season. A diverse, robust, and ever-changing population is asserting itself in the electoral process. But how democratic is the political process in this country? As a society, how can we understand and overcome the racialized nature of American citizenship? Who gets to vote, who doesn't and why? And ultimately, how much do our votes really count?