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South Side Sisterhood: As Seen in Home Movies

May. 05, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT

Logan Center for the Arts Penthouse (room 901)
915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

South Side women and girls come together for a unique public program exploring the resilience and complexity of familial bonds through screening home movies. At a moment when media representations of the South Side depict violence and disruption, let’s look at how women and girls—behind and in front of the camera—use moving images to navigate relationships with their families, peers, and communities.

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The South Side Home Movie Project combed through our archive to find scenes of sisters, and invited these now-grown women to reflect on their childhood and the role that sisterhood has played in their lives. We invited Global Girls, a performing arts organization for young African American women in Greater Grand Crossing, to share their perspectives as younger women and their insight into contemporary modes of self-representation. In a public film screening and conversation moderated by SSHMP director and UChicago film scholar Jacqueline Stewart, these groups will watch and talk along with the audience as family dynamics, sibling relationships, and the everyday lives of South Siders unfold on the screen.

Event features music by DJ Selah Say + dance performance by Global Girls.
Free and open to the public.
ASL interpretation provided.

This program is presented with generous support from the Illinois Humanities Council.