United, States, America: Three Problematic Concepts
“Wokeshops” for Informed Participation
Learn from thought leaders how to become a more informed and engaged participant in America’s democracy.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is compelled to present United, States, America: Three Problematic Concepts, “Wokeshops” for Informed Participation, a weekend-long series of conversations and wake-up calls.
These “wokeshops” offer a toolkit for the citizen, immigrant, parent, student, artist, refugee, teacher, and activist. They provide information needed right now to engage our challenging times. Experts in politics, economics, law, and journalism will share the depth and breadth of what they know, what they have seen, and what they do. Learn concrete examples and fanciful imaginings of how one might behave in this uncanny America. Exchange plans and promises, and devise pertinent, actionable strategies to address the current state of America’s democracy.
Attend one or all of the events. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Friday, March 31
Keynote: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Saturday, April 1
Morning Panel: Checks and Balancing Acts: Consensus, Constitutionality, Rule of Law
Screening: I Am Not Your Negro, dir. Raoul Peck (2016)
-Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street-
Afternoon Panel: Origins of the Present Crisis: Race, Gender, Religion
Sunday, April 2
Morning Panel: It’s the Stupid Economy, Stupid
Afternoon Panel: I Tweeted the News Today. Sad.
More scheduling information to come.