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We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community
Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Crossing Borders Music performs live music by Black composers at 2PM, and the world premiere performances of music by four teen composers who participated in CBM’s first-ever Young Composers Project summer cohort!
Even better, from 1-4PM the Haitian American Museum of Chicago brings its traveling exhibition, “We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community” to Garfield Park Gold Dome Fieldhouse, 100 N Central Park Ave, in order to continue providing Haitian, Black and Diasporic art, culture, history and music to the residents of the area.
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 exhibition was made up of 19 small thematic exhibits, anchored by trees, created by a diverse, multi-racial group of artists, performers, educators, and contributors from across Chicago. The primary collaborators 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 was an empowering cultural outlet that highlighted positive Black contributions. The success of this 2020 event led to HAMOC transforming “We Walk” into a traveling exhibition.
Crossing Borders Music performance begins at 2:00pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public.