Panel Discussion: Wall of Respect

3.1.2017 | 6PM

In 1967, a group of Black artists on Chicago’s South Side created a public mural to celebrate Black cultural and political heroes and to express pride and love for their community. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of this Wall of Respect.

Join us as we celebrate this 50th anniversary with a panel of artist and activists who will reflect on their experiences with the Wall of Respect. Along the way we will discuss the connections of art, social activism, and community that the Wall of Respect embodied and consider the importance of those connections for today.

Refreshments will be available.

This event is co-organized by the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program and the Department of Art, Media, and Design with generous support from the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity and the History of Art and Architecture Department.