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City Bureau Public Newsroom: Building Collective Manifestos

  • Harold Washington Library 400 South State Street Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

What's your vision for a Chicago that makes room for all of its people? What's still here, but in danger of being lost? What was here, and what does the fact that it's gone tell us about what's possible in the future? How do we survive? Where do we find joy? Join City Bureau and Free Street Theater for an interactive workshop that invites participants to share stories of the past and actively envision a more just future.

This workshop is part of Free Street Theater's Still/Here: Manifestos for Joy and Survival, a performance that will tour for free to communities across the city this summer. Based on conversations and workshops with people all across the city, Still/Here asks Chicagoans to consider what the past can tell us about the future, and invites us all to imagine the Chicago that could be - five years from now, fifty years from now, five hundred years from now. In the tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction, we are interested in how the stories we tell about our future shape the way we act today.