Date: Sunday, July 16th
Time: 2:00 PM CST / 3:00 EST
Virtual via Zoom
ASL and live-captioning provided
Sixty Inches From Center and The Blackivists present The Cookout: A Community-Based Archiving Conversation.
Come celebrate with us as we mark the end of our two-year Diamond in the Back project. Moderated by Blackivist member Raquel Flores-Clemons, representatives from our community partners Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, Lawndale Pop-Up Spot, alt space Chicago, and the Heaux History Project will discuss their work to archive and document themselves and preserve the history of Black Chicago. So, grab a plate and pull up a chair. You don’t want to miss this!
Following the panel discussion, there will be time for Q&A, where attendees can ask questions, address specific concerns, and receive support.
Registration is free and open to all ages, experience levels, and interest areas. ASL and live-captioning will be provided.
About the Panelists:
The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, founded in June 1968 but not officially recognized by national headquarters until December 1968, was a Black liberation organization focused on political education, social programs and police brutality.
alt space Chicago is an artist-led faith based non-profit based in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood dedicated to revitalizing the community with art and culture.
The Heaux History Project is a multimedia archival project documenting Black, Brown, & Indigenous erotic labor histories and sex workers’ rights movements through essays, zines, and other publications, digital archives, exhibitions, interviews, and film.
Lawndale Pop-Up Spot is a community museum in a shipping container dedicated to sponsoring exhibits and events by and for the community of North Lawndale in Chicago. The Pop-Up Spot aims to provide space for North Lawndale artists, historians, curators, and advocates to present fantastic and engaging exhibits and events for people of all ages; and to collaborate with other North Lawndale organizations and residents in their work to help North Lawndale thrive.
About the moderator: An advocate for equity and access, Raquel Flores-Clemons maintains a deep commitment to capturing historical narratives of communities of color and engages hip-hop as a method of archival praxis. She is passionate about connecting community members and organizers to valuable primary resources and is intentional in ensuring that historical gaps are filled by documenting and amplifying the often underrepresented historical narratives and contributions of BIPOC communities to better support efforts to create a more equitable society.