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Past events



 Oct 26, 2022, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 Multiple locations in-person and online

Multiple Locations (see program below)

Never Not in Crisis: Forms of Calamity in Catastrophic Times Symposium
How do we come together in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? What forms of literature, music, theory, & visual art will facilitate the forms of community we need?
This symposium explores how to engage with the forms of suffering the COVID-19 pandemic has made visible on a global scale, alongside its multiplying aftershocks and afterlives—from economic instability to the War in Ukraine.



 Oct 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Stony Island Arts Bank

6760 S. Stony Island Ave.

Join us for an evening with the Chicago Abortion Fund dedicated to learning about their ground-breaking research project, "Shaping Change," a qualitative analysis of 99 callers experiences accessing abortion care in Illinois during the pandemic.






 Sep 29, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Logan Center for Arts

915 E 60th Street, Logan Center for Arts, South Lawn

Please join us for a special outdoor Sidebar conversation with Gray Center Fellows Amber Ginsburg,  Sara Black, and Samantha Frost, co-hosted by the Department of Visual Arts' Open Practice Committee (OPC) on Thursday evening, September 29th, on the South Lawn of the Logan Center for the Arts, from 6 -8 pm.