Events

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Apr

 Apr 03, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Join us for a screening and conversation with recent Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellows Shannon Lee Dawdy (UChicago Department of Anthropology) and filmmaker Daniel Zox, moderated by Andrea Ford (UChicago Department of Anthropology), that will explore contemporary American attitudes towards death, the body, and different forms of life as they relate to their documentary short, I Like Dirt.

Past events

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Mar

 Mar 08, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Please join us for a reading by poet, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and director Hannah Gamble and a presentation of work by artist Samantha Fickel preceded by pizza & LaCroix and followed by a conversation with the artists.

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Mar

 Mar 07, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
 Harper Theater

5238 S Harper Ave, Chicago

What constitutes a “good” school, and for whom? Who is included in the vision of education as the great equalizer, and who is left out? This winter, Cinema 53 curator Eve L. Ewing explores the central role that race has played in the experience of schooling in America with a series of documentaries and discussions. Tonight, Ewing hosts a screening of Tested (Curtis Chin, 2015, 90 min), featuring education experts Pedro Noguera and Diane Ravitch in an award-winning exploration of access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth. Followed by conversation with Tested director Curtis Chin.

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Feb

 Feb 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
 Harper Theater

5238 S Harper Ave, Chicago

What constitutes a “good” school, and for whom? Who is included in the vision of education as the great equalizer, and who is left out? This winter, Cinema 53 curator Eve L. Ewing explores the central role that race has played in the experience of schooling in America with a series of documentaries and discussions. Tonight, Ewing hosts a screening of Precious Knowledge (Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis, 2012, 75 min), which follows what happened when Arizona lawmakers passed a bill giving unilateral power to the State Superintendent to abolish ethnic studies classes, and teachers and student leaders fought to save the program using texts, Facebook, optimism, and a megaphone. Film followed by conversation with Ray Salazar, Board Certified CPS teacher and award-winning ed writer.