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We Walk: Evanston

Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Photo: Artist Lowell Thompson at a previous “We Walk” in front of a poster of his Colored Wheel sculpture, credit Haitian American Museum of Chicago

Free and open to the public

Join the Haitian American Museum of Chicago and Crossing Borders Music for a one-day outdoor exhibition “We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community”. This community exhibition highlights the excellence and contributions of Black America in the local community and beyond. The event features exhibits curated by community partners on topics related to Black community, history, and culture. Plus, a LIVE Crossing Borders Music concert of string music by Black composers at 2PM! Featuring Klap Ur Handz by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Carlos Simon’s Elegy for victims of police brutality, newly commissioned arrangements of the exciting music of the virtuoso pianist who was born enslaved, Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, and new music by youth from Chicago’s West Side!
“We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community” is a program created by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) who invited Crossing Borders Music’s participation in this ongoing, uplifting project.
This project is supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, an agency supported by the City of Evanston, as well as the Paul M Angell Family Foundation, the John R Halligan Fund, and Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation. Crossing Borders Music acknowledges the support of the Illinois Arts Council.
Photo: Artist Lowell Thompson at a previous “We Walk” in front of a poster of his Colored Wheel sculpture, credit Haitian American Museum of Chicago

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Date:
Saturday, August 24, 2024
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm