"I Shall Create" with Chicago artists Toufic El Rassi, Coya Paz, and Dan S. Wang

October 14, 2008

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"Looking for Democracy Postcard Project"
Explore the intersection of art and struggle with three provocative Chicago artists: Toufic El Rassi, Coya Paz, and Dan S. Wang. In a conversation moderated by Daniel Tucker, editor of AREA Chicago, these artists discuss their creative work and how we can use the arts to create and imagine a more just world.

Using the graphic novel as his medium, Lebanon-born Toufic El Rassi chronicles his experience growing up Arab in America with his recently released book, Arab in America.

Coya Paz, co-founder of Teatro Luna (Chicago's all-Latina theater company), believes in making performance that makes people laugh, think, and cry all in the same show.

Dan Wang is an independent artist and writer who co-founded the experimental cultural space Mess Hall, coordinates HPAC's Talking Points series, and designed the Looking for Democracy postcard.

Daniel Tucker, a Chicago organizer who focuses primarily on urban places and space, writes and lectures about the intersections of art, politics, and social movements.

This event took place in celebration of the "Looking for Democracy Postcard Project" now on display at Hyde Park Art Center, featuring burning questions of the day submitted by community members.
 

Recorded Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Hyde Park Art Center.