Marge Piercy's sprawling fictionalized history, Sex Wars, puts post-Civil War New York City as the battleground of the American dream: an era of vast fortunes and crushing poverty — an era surprisingly like our own, in which some of the most infamous characters in American history collide over the issues of sexuality, censorship, women’s rights, and privacy.
Ai-jen Poo talks about her work organizing domestic workers across the country and will discuss the Illinois Domestic Worker Bill of Rights with Senator Ira Silverstein, the sponsor of this groundbreaking piece of legislation and a local domestic worker from Chicago Coalition for Domestic Workers.
Most people have probably seen a museum label or two in their time--usually a small explainer of the object: title, date created, artist or origin. That can do the trick for those looking for information.
Most Chicago Publics School students headed back to the grind today-those on year round schedules were back to class last month. They’ll all have plenty of subjects to learn and hopefully art is part of the curriculum.