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Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in the Face of Urban Change – Virtual Discussion

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

FREE

Host Organization: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Partner Organizations: Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago, National Hellenic Museum, Bronzeville Historical Society, Chinese American Museum of Chicago

a mural in little village of two hands reaching out

Join us in a conversation with representatives of the Bronzeville Historical Society, Chinese American Museum of Chicago, and the National Hellenic Museum on safeguarding cultural heritage in the face of urban change, as inspired by the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Representatives will reflect on the complexities and impacts of top-down gentrification and urban development, and how cultural heritage can be used as forces for celebration, revitalization, and fighting against cultural and historical erasure.

Panelists:
Katie Kelaidis, National Hellenic Museum
Soo Lon Moy and Ben Lau, Chinese American Museum of Chicago
Sherry Williams, Bronzeville Historical Society

Moderator: 
Michelle Stefano, American Folklife Center

Cost & Registration Info: Free event. Registration required.

Register here: https://www.architecture.org/programs-events/detail/safeguarding-cultural-heritage-in-the-face-of-urban-change/

Location Info:
Online event via Zoom.

Details

Date:
October 26
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Cost:
FREE
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Venue

Online via Zoom

Organizers

American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago