Jan 27–Mar 25, 2017
Jan 27, 2017, 5–8PM
Feb 9, 2017, 4:30–7:30PM
The Homestretch. UChicago Urban Labs presents a screening of The Homestretch, a powerful documentary that follows three Chicago teens experiencing homelessness as they work to form their futures for themselves. The film will be followed by a discussion with Roque, who appears in The Homestretch; Harold Pollack, Co-Faculty Director, UChicago Health Lab; Molly Burke, Director, Multiple Pathways, Chicago Public Schools; Jeri Linas, Executive Director, Teen Living Programs.
Mar 3, 2017, 5–8PM
For House, the exhibition budget was used to provide housing for a year to two Chicagoans experiencing homelessness. Join us for a housewarming party and bring an item needed to furnish their new home.
Mar 8, 2017, 6:30–8PM
Join us for an evening with Alan Mills, executive director of the Uptown People’s Law Center. In addition to his long career of advocating on behalf of prisoners, Mills also defends Chicagoans experiencing homelessness. Chicagoans experiencing homelessness are criminalized in our city. Mills will talk about the laws that most impact them, learn about their rights, and how you can support their efforts for housing justice.
Mar 16, 2017, 6–7:30PM
Join us for a discussion about how to end homelessness in Chicago and Illinois. Advocates and practitioners actively engaged in solving homelessness will present ideas regarding: providing immediate resources, connecting families with sustainable housing, speaking up for resident rights, and shaping housing policy. Panelists include Nonie Brennan, CEO, All Chicago; Michael Banghart, Executive Director, Renaissance Social Services, Inc.; Ronald Smith, a graduate of the Speak Up program at Corporation for Supportive Housing; moderated by Sharon Legenza, Executive Director, Housing Action Illinois.
Red Line Service creates cultural experiences for and with Chicagoans concerned about and/or currently in transition. In partnership with organizations providing direct services and those advocating for policy development, Red Line Service strives to stimulate growth and change for participants in transition, as well as their housed counterparts, and to transform the cultural institutions that harbor its programs. The project insists and demonstrates that communal artistic and intellectual enrichment awakens imaginative possibilities in all people, encouraging them to envision, to aspire, and build alternative realities. Red Line Service reframes art as a broad social justice endeavor by establishing a practice that values civic engagement over artifact and eschews commodification.
House, installation views at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 2017