Did you miss the incredible conversation about parks as contested spaces that happened during SSHMP’s Everyday Resistance exhibition at the Arts Incubator, part of the exhibition “Everyday Resistance: The Art of Living in Black Chicago”? Never fear! CAN TV is here! View the conversation on CAN-TV here: https://cantv.org/watch-now/everyday-resistance-parks-as-contested-spaces/
Beaches, parks, and forest preserves provide urban dwellers an outdoor setting for leisure and play. A conversation with Meida McNeal, Arts and Culture Manager with the Chicago Park District and Anton Seals Jr., Lead Steward (Executive Director) of Grow Greater Englewood, about parks as recreation and gathering spaces, but also as contested public space and the racial dimensions of use, access, safety, and leisure. The conversation draws on personal footage of Jackson Park from the E. Hector Coates Collection (courtesy University of Chicago Film Studies Center), and selections from SSHMP’s Nicholas Osborn, Ellis McClelland and George Reed Sr. Collections.