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Open Boulevards: North Lawndale/We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community

Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free & Open to the Public
The Haitian American Museum of Chicago will bring its outdoor, community, traveling exhibition to North Lawndale for the second year in the row. We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community, was originally organized in 2020, in the Uptown neighborhood, in direct response to the Black Lives Matter protests and the disproportionate effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Black community. The primary collaborators of the exhibition came from the African-American and Black Diasporic communities, including BILPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color) led organizations, immigrant groups, small business owners, local historians, cultural experts, artists and activists. The exhibition is an empowering cultural outlet that highlights positive Black contributions.
Crossing Borders Music will perform at 1PM.
HAMOC is collaborating with Crossing Borders Music, Lawndale Pop Up Spot, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) to expand on the exhibition and transform it into a festival-like event.
This event is part of the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s Journey Chicago programming.
Crossing Borders Music’s performance is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, by the Paul M Angell Family Foundation, The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Crossing Borders Music acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Pictured: Artist Lowell Thompson at a previous “We Walk” in front of a poster of his Colored Wheel sculpture, credit Haitian American Museum of Chicago


Sunday, October 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free & Open to the Public


On the boulevard green at 13th and Independence to Douglas Blvd to Central Park