The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum and its many vibrant programs make connections between the work of Hull-House residents and important contemporary social issues.
The Museum has collaborated with the national Coming Out of the Shadows campaign to create an “Inside Out” inspired group action exhibit. The resulting action known as “I Define Myself: Undocumented, Unafraid” raises questions about immigration, visibility and the power of art to impact perceptions of identity.
The 16 individuals profiled in the exhibit share a piece of themselves and their stories publicly, as undocumented members of this country, bringing forth their existence and realities into the narrative of the greater U.S. and global society.
Gozamos will be operating a story booth on opening night from 6:00pm-8:00pm. If you wish to share your experiences as it relates to immigration, visibility and identity, please stop by and record your story with us. Copies will be retained by the Jane Addams Hull House Museum and The Rafael Cintron Ortiz Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We look forward to hearing from you!