Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Jane Addams was America's first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Today, the museum stands as a dynamic memorial to Addams, the Hull-House residents, and their immigrant neighbors.

Hull-House’s current exhibition “True Peace: the Presence of Justice,” featuring activist-artists Monica Trinidad and Sa...
07/31/2020

Hull-House’s current exhibition “True Peace: the Presence of Justice,” featuring activist-artists Monica Trinidad and Sarah-Ji, elevates the past ten years of activism in Chicago led by black women and BIPOC queer activists. It includes the extremely important prison abolition work and many campaigns against police brutality in Chicago initiated by local activist communities. In her 1908 article, “The Chicago Settlements and Social Unrest,” Jane Addams spoke out against the unjust treatment of immigrants by American police. The Hull-House Settlement is rooted in a legacy of public dialogue and exchange, the right to protest and the right to secure safety and well-being for immigrants and Chicago’s most marginalized communities. We stand in solidarity with Solidarity Street’s right to ensure protection and wellness for their communities.

Please consider supporting the students and organizers of Solidarity Street who are working to end university contracts with the Chicago Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police. Their demands include that their schools refuse to work with ICE, reinvest in mental health and healthcare resources for students in the community, and lower tuition and housing costs. Please join them for their future event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/609277736638552/?notif_t=event_calendar_create¬if_id=1595393892724661

How do we repair our fractured society? The public health crisis has fractured a society already fractured by race, clas...
07/27/2020

How do we repair our fractured society? The public health crisis has fractured a society already fractured by race, class, gender, ability and inequality. Psychiatrist, public historian and co-founder of 400 Years of Inequality Mindy Fullilove shares strategies for social healing through truth telling, particularly at museums and historical places. if you missed the live session, watch the recording of the virtual program with
Association of Midwest Museums.

https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/7/23/correcting-historic-lies-toward-a-collective-recovery-and-better-future

Where are the lies in history? What has been their impact on on public education, public space and public policy? Join u...
07/23/2020
Correcting Historic Lies with Mindy Fullilove — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Where are the lies in history? What has been their impact on on public education, public space and public policy? Join us and the Association of Midwest Museums for a conversation with Mindy Fullilove, who is committed to exploring the social psychological connections of history, place, public health and social justice. TODAY At 3:30PM Central TIme!! FREE!! Please register.
The New School
400 Years of Inequality

In a period of civic unrest and a public health emergency, museums can help confront and expose false histories that shape the current moment. Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and institutional members of the Association of Midwest Museum for an interactive presentation with guest presenter Mindy

How do we consider the racial disparities in the current pandemic? How can we collectively recover? What role can museum...
07/23/2020
Correcting Historic Lies with Mindy Fullilove — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

How do we consider the racial disparities in the current pandemic? How can we collectively recover? What role can museums play? Mindy Fullilove, the author of "Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It" shares insights with Association of Midwest Museums. Join us for this FREE virtual event. TODAY!!!
The New School 400 Years of Inequality

https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/7/23/correcting-historic-lies-toward-a-collective-recovery-and-better-future

In a period of civic unrest and a public health emergency, museums can help confront and expose false histories that shape the current moment. Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and institutional members of the Association of Midwest Museum for an interactive presentation with guest presenter Mindy

How can we create an equitable world together? Mindy Fullilove of the The New School presents steps that will move us to...
07/22/2020
The ecology of inequality

How can we create an equitable world together? Mindy Fullilove of the The New School presents steps that will move us towards positive social change. Hear directly from Fullilove live tomorrow at 3:30PM CST with Hull-House and Association of Midwest Museums. Visit hullhousemuseum.org to registrar for this FREE event and see more information.

https://www.ted.com/talks/mindy_fullilove_the_ecology_of_inequality

In 2018, to mark the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of enslaved Africans to American shores, Mindy Fullilove worked with her class at the New School to create a timeline of inequality in the United States, incorporating the narratives of a range of marginalized groups. Their purpose...

What should we memorialize? 400 Years of Inequality co-chaired by Mindy Fullilove called Americans to observe the annive...
07/22/2020
Correcting Historic Lies with Mindy Fullilove — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

What should we memorialize? 400 Years of Inequality co-chaired by Mindy Fullilove called Americans to observe the anniversary of the arrival in 1619 at Jamestown of the first Africans to be sold into bondage. Tomorrow, Join us to hear from Fullilove about how the myths of American history hurt our present.
The New School
Association of Midwest Museums

https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/7/23/correcting-historic-lies-toward-a-collective-recovery-and-better-future

In a period of civic unrest and a public health emergency, museums can help confront and expose false histories that shape the current moment. Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and institutional members of the Association of Midwest Museum for an interactive presentation with guest presenter Mindy

How do the Chicago 1919 riots, the Covid-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, the long patterns of police brutality ...
07/17/2020

How do the Chicago 1919 riots, the Covid-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, the long patterns of police brutality and the upcoming presidential elections relate to the history of Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells, and the social reformers of the Progressive Era? Find out in this FREE webinar on Friday, July 17 TONIGHT!!! Register here to reserve your space: https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/7/17/jane-addams-leadership-and-the-crises-of-our-time-racial-unrest-pandemic-and-war
#raceinchicago
#socialreformfrompastopresent
#historynow

Join Hull-House and partners Fielding Graduate University and Association of Midwest Museums this week and next for FREE...
07/16/2020
Hull-House July Virtual Events Connect Past and Present

Join Hull-House and partners Fielding Graduate University and Association of Midwest Museums this week and next for FREE virtual events that reckon with the past and share visions for transforming the current moment. 100 years ago, Jane Addams navigated civil unrest and a public health crisis. What can the past teach us about today's challenges? Register for these FREE virtual events in our recent newsletter!

"The Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams’s Chicago!" Learn more about Hull-House Songs in this FREE webinar this Fr...
07/15/2020

"The Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams’s Chicago!" Learn more about Hull-House Songs in this FREE webinar this Friday, July 17. The discussion connects the history of arts at Hull-House to present day efforts of arts and social change! Reserve your space! https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/7/17/jane-addams-leadership-and-the-crises-of-our-time-racial-unrest-pandemic-and-war
#artsandsocialchange
#historymeetsthepresent
#historyandsocialjustice

There are remarkable parallels between Jane Addams’ work at the Hull- House Settlement and the challenges faced today. T...
07/14/2020

There are remarkable parallels between Jane Addams’ work at the Hull- House Settlement and the challenges faced today. The Chicago Massacre of 1919 (“Race riot”) was sparked by the killing of black teenager Eugene Williams through his drowning in Lake Michigan after drifting into a white beach area. The turmoil lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries. Like today’s pandemic, the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919 resulted in huge devastation worldwide. Addams was a leader in providing aid to those struck by the flu in the crowded tenement district where Hull-House was located in Chicago. Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Fielding Graduate University for a FREE discussion about how the past shapes our present moment and how it can inform our response to the current pandemic and civic unrest. Register here for a FREE virtual event: https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/7/17/jane-addams-leadership-and-the-crises-of-our-time-racial-unrest-pandemic-and-war #dangeorouswomen
#peaceandjusticelegacies
#historyisnow

How relevant is the work of Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells and other social reformers during this time of Covid19 and civic u...
07/14/2020
Jane Addams’ Leadership and the Crises of Our Time: Racial Unrest, Pandemic, and War — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

How relevant is the work of Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells and other social reformers during this time of Covid19 and civic unrest? Join Hull-House and Fielding Graduate University (FGU) for a virtual conversation about the past and its relevance to the current moment. There are remarkable parallels between Jane Addams’ work at the Hull-House Settlement and the challenges faced today. One hundred year ago, Chicago was gripped by uprisings for racial justice in Chicago, and a flu pandemic was spreading in the congested tenements on the West Side of Chicago. Register for this FREE virtual program that will connect challenges of the past to present. Reserve your space!
https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/7/17/jane-addams-leadership-and-the-crises-of-our-time-racial-unrest-pandemic-and-war

There are remarkable parallels between Jane Addams’ work at Hull- House Settlement and the challenges faced today. This event, organized by the Fielding Graduate University Alumni Association, gathers Jane Addams and Hull-House Settlement scholars and Fielding Graduate University faculty for a dis...

For the last five years, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum partnered with the fabulous {she crew}, a summer intensive for fe...
06/26/2020
she crew leaders reflect on feats, end of organization - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times

For the last five years, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum partnered with the fabulous {she crew}, a summer intensive for female identified and gender non-conforming youth of Chicago. Co-founders Jessica London-Shields and Meredith Montgomery recently announced that She Crews's 2019 summer intensive was its last. We will miss the partnership! Click to learn more about {She Crew}, their performances, collective cooking and their podcast that will continue. Thanks for the shout out!!
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/she-crew-leaders-reflect-on-feats-end-of-organization/68793.html

Happy #Pride from Jane Addams Hull-House Museum! In our recent newsletter we celebrate the victories and the continued r...
06/24/2020
June Pride 2020 | Campaign Monitor

Happy #Pride from Jane Addams Hull-House Museum!

In our recent newsletter we celebrate the victories and the continued resistance of LGBTQ people and communities!

Jane Addams and life-long partner and social reformer Mary Rozet Smith (pictured) fought together in what Addams called the "continuous labor for human equality."
In our newsletter, learn more about efforts to support maginalized LGBTQ communities affected by COVID-19 and support queer artists demanding justice and creating crafts that imagine liberation.

Wow, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum almost 60 years ago! Image posted by Jeff Nichols. Follow him on twitter: @backwards_...
06/23/2020
Jeff Nichols on Twitter

Wow, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum almost 60 years ago! Image posted by Jeff Nichols. Follow him on twitter: @backwards_river

“Hull House, 1964. NARA. @JAHHM”

Even though Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has not yet reopened, it's nice to be included in these highlights of Chicago'...
06/21/2020
Chicago’s Ethnic Neighborhoods - Leisure Group Travel

Even though Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has not yet reopened, it's nice to be included in these highlights of Chicago's ethnic West Side neighborhoods along with partners the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen and the Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center in Chinatown. Thanks Leisure Group Travel!
https://leisuregrouptravel.com/chicagos-ethnic-neighborhoods/

Embark on a culinary and architectural journey in the Windy City

Happy Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day! This year marks the 155th anniversary of the official ending of the enslave...
06/19/2020
Juneteenth honors the end of slavery. Here’s how you can join the celebration.

Happy Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day! This year marks the 155th anniversary of the official ending of the enslavement of African-Americans in the United States. Although President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years earlier on January 1st, 1863, the news of Lincoln’s Proclamation didn't reach all Confederate states until June 19, 1865, with Texas being the last. Jane Addams’ father, John Addams, had been a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, and she and other Hull-House Reformers like Florence Kelley were the daughters of abolitionists. Let your Juneteenth celebration be a time for remembrance, resistance and protest! Here are some ways you can get involved in Chicago.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-juneteenth-activities-chicago-tt-0615-20200616-723qllg5n5gtjpitadpwnvalvi-story.html

A running list of celebrations to honor Juneteenth in the Chicago area.

Recently Released #SummerReading!! “Where the Future Came From” edited by Meg Duguid  is a collective research project b...
06/18/2020
Where the Future Came From | Soberscove Press

Recently Released #SummerReading!! “Where the Future Came From” edited by Meg Duguid is a collective research project based on a 2019 crowd-sourced exhibition about the integral role of feminism in Chicago’s artist-run culture from past to present. Feminists collectives have long defined how we create and organize collaborative work. In this new volume learn more about the 2018 Hull-House exhibition "Participatory Arts" that explored Hull-House Settlement's collective artistic practice geared towards community uplift and a look at the local artists that continue that legacy.

Leah Gipson
Nicole Marroquinn
Regin Igloria
Soberscove Press
Columbia College Chicago

Chicago is distinctive as a longstanding hub for artist-run culture. Where the Future Came From expands upon previous research into this realm by focusing on the work of women and women-identified makers and their collective efforts from 1880 to the present. Integral contributors to the city’s thr...

Black artist, Radcliffe Bailey's sculpture of W.E.B. Du Bois recalls DuBois' visit to Milwaukee in 1922 and points to hi...
06/17/2020
"Pensive" installation spurs dig into W.E.B. Du Bois' 1922 Milwaukee visit

Black artist, Radcliffe Bailey's sculpture of W.E.B. Du Bois recalls DuBois' visit to Milwaukee in 1922 and points to his intersections with Jane Addams, Hull-House and social reformer and writer, Hilda Satt Polacheck, author of "I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl."
https://onmilwaukee.com/history/articles/web-dubois-milwaukee.html

As I stood outside on a cold spring day watching the installation of a statue of American Civil Rights activist, author, sociologist, orator and historian W.E.B. Du Bois, I had only recently learned that I was but a couple blocks from where Du Bois once spoke in Milwaukee.

Activist and Hull-House artist Monica Trinidad and For the People Artists Collective, an organization of Black artists a...
06/16/2020
Brown Artists Uniting for Black Power

Activist and Hull-House artist Monica Trinidad and For the People Artists Collective, an organization of Black artists and artists of color, has teamed up with justseeds to launch "Brown Artists Uniting for Black Power." The portfolio is a rapid response tool that calls for solidarity between Black and Latinx communities in a time of public uprising. You can download and share the images in your community! https://justseeds.org/brown-artists-for-black-power/

Black Lives Matter! Las Vidas Negras Importan! Justice for Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd...

#SummerReading for teachers and educators interested in museums and social justice! “School: Questions About Museums, Cu...
06/15/2020
about Museums, Culture, and Justice to Explore in Your Classroom 9780807763438 | Teachers College Press

#SummerReading for teachers and educators interested in museums and social justice! “School: Questions About Museums, Culture, and Justice to Explore in Your Classroom” by Therese Maura Quinn, director of MUSE UIC at University of Illinois at Chicago explores the educational potential of museums. Quinn presents Jane Addams Hull-House Museum's Gender and Sexuality Tour and the museum's effort to bring awareness to Hull-House’s LGBT and Queer history as an example of how teachers can use museums to support student learning while also teaching social justice.
Teachers College Press

https://www.tcpress.com/about-museums-culture-and-justice-to-explore-in-your-classroom-9780807763438?page_id=264

Hull-House artist Monica Trinidad  and For the People Artists Collective have created "Decarcerate Now: A Virtual Quilt ...
06/14/2020
Decarcerate Now: A Virtual Quilt

Hull-House artist Monica Trinidad and For the People Artists Collective have created "Decarcerate Now: A Virtual Quilt Project" to memorialize, humanize and bring attention to those who have died of COVID-19 while in the custody at Cook County Jail. The jail is the epicenter of infections in Chicago, 1-in-6 cases of COVID-19 in the City can be traced back to the jail. Marginalized populations, like jail and prison population, are vulnerable during crisis, but often their needs and not met and their voices are silenced. You can take action and view and share the virtual quilt here: https://www.forthepeoplecollective.org/decarceratenow.html

#SummerReading recommendations from Hull-House inspired by our series 2020 Museums and Social Justice. #SummerReading fo...
06/13/2020
Exhibitions for Social Justice

#SummerReading recommendations from Hull-House inspired by our series 2020 Museums and Social Justice.

#SummerReading for museum professionals interested in social justice! “Exhibitions for Social Justice“ by Elena Gonzales, assesses the state of curatorial work for social justice today. Gonzales examines museum practices for sharing authority, inspiring action, building solidarity and forging long lasting memories. The volume features many projects by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum , including Hull-House's 2016 exhibition “Official Unofficial Voting Stations: Voting for Those Who Legally Can’t” with collaborator and artist Aram Han Sifuentes.

Routledge History, Heritage Studies and Archaeology

Exhibitions for Social Justice assesses the state of curatorial work for social justice in the Americas and Europe today. Analyzing best practices and new curatorial work to support all those working on exhibitions, Gonzales expounds curatorial practices that lie at the nexus of contemporary museolo

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