WHEN: Wednesday, March 12 / 6 – 7:30pm
WHAT: An evening of listening and discussion exploring how migration has shaped – and continues to shape – Chicago.
WHERE: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall 800 S. Halsted St.
TIX: FREE but reservations are required
For the past year, many Chicagoans have been reading The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration as part of the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago program.
Now we’ll hear the voices of Chicagoans who have come to this city over the past 100 years in search of a better life. Hosted by Gwen Macsai, and featuring historian Dr. Timuel Black, the evening will showcase first-person stories and audio gems that explore what it means (and how it sounds) to start over.
As a bonus, StoryCorps will offer a number of special appointments at the Chicago StoryBooth for event attendees to record their own stories. Light refreshments will be served.
This program is presented by the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago, Third Coast International Audio Festival, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Studs Terkel Festival at the University of Chicago. StoryCorps @ your library is a project of the American Library Association and StoryCorps, funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).