WBEZ | Jane Addams Hull-House Museum http://www.wbez.org/tags/jane-addams-hull-house-museum Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Sex Wars: The Turbulent Times of the First Wave of the Women's Movement http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/sex-wars-turbulent-times-first-wave-womens-movement-107181 <p><p>Post-Civil War New York City is the battleground of the American dream: an era of vast fortunes and crushing poverty &mdash; 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&rsquo;s rights, and privacy.</p><div>In a sprawling fictionalized history written in the epic style of <strong>Marge Piercy</strong>&rsquo;s critically acclaimed <em>Gone to Soldiers</em>, <em>Sex Wars</em> unfolds through the alternating viewpoints of Victoria Woodhull, notorious advocate of sexual freedom and candidate for President of the United States; Anthony Comstock, feared morals crusader who fought to eliminate sexual expression; the free thinking suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and Freydeh, a spirited young Jewish woman from Russia who takes up condom-making to support herself and her unconventional family.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Marge Piercy is the author of seventeen novels including The New York Times Bestseller <em>Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time</em>; eighteen volumes of poetry, and a critically acclaimed memoir<em> Sleeping with Cats</em>. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time, including the anti-Vietnam war and the women&rsquo;s movement, and more recently an active participant in the resistance to the war in Iraq.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/JAHH-webstory_9.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Recorded live Tuesday, April 14, 2013 at the&nbsp;Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.</p></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/sex-wars-turbulent-times-first-wave-womens-movement-107181 Ai-jen Poo http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/ai-jen-poo-106444 <p><p>The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Chicago Coalition for Domestic Workers/Latino Union will co-host this conversation with <strong>Ai-Jen Poo</strong>, visionary labor leader and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Ms. Poo talks about her work organizing domestic workers across the country and discusses the Illinois Domestic Worker Bill of Rights with <strong>Senator Ira Silverstein</strong>, the sponsor of this groundbreaking piece of legislation and a local domestic worker from Chicago Coalition for Domestic Workers.</p><div>Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state&rsquo;s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic workers convening, out of which formed the NDWA. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and the National Council on Aging. Among Ai-jen&rsquo;s numerous accolades are the Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award, the Independent Sector American Express NGen Leadership Award, Newsweek&rsquo;s 150 Fearless Women list, and TIME&rsquo;s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This event is part of a year-long series of interactive public workshops, performances, and conversations that are associated with &quot;Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics,&quot; an exhibition at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum that explores the stories of the first generation of home economists who were equal rights advocates, chemists and public health advocates, labor reformers and innovators who sought to redefine domesticity. The exhibit connects this history to the contemporary moment, and engages activists, artists, and scholars as they consider the domestic sphere as a site of social change.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/JAHH-webstory_8.jpg" title="" /></div><p>Recorded live Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Jane Adams Hull House Museum.&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/ai-jen-poo-106444 Eat this, drink that: exotic chocolate, lucky food, and more http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-02/eat-drink-exotic-chocolate-lucky-food-and-more-105556 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8475495947/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/fannyeggrolls.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Chinese-American egg rolls by Fanny Go for Chinese New Year 2013 (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p><strong>Saturday, February 16</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.greatermidwestfoodways.com/index.php/page/CHCFebruary2013.html">Culinary Historians of Chicago</a> presents <a href="http://www.wbez.org/chocolate-taste-pakistan-east-meets-west-crossover-confecti-105282">Chocolate With a Taste of Pakistan: East meets West in Crossover Confections</a> at <a href="http://www.kendall.edu/">Kendall College</a>. Owner/chocolatier Uzma Sharif, of <a href="http://www.chocolatuzma.com/">Chocolat Uzma Sharif</a>&nbsp;in Pilsen will discuss her influences, from her grandfather, a renown pastry chef in South Asia to her own role as Wolfgang Puck&#39;s head pastry chef at Chicago&#39;s Museum of Contemporary Art. Sharif will serve samples of her stunning spice and flower infused handmade exotic chocolates. Admission 5, $3 for students, FREE for Culinary Historians of Chicago members and Kendall students and faculty.</p><p><strong>Sunday, February 17</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.chicagochinatown.org/?page_id=2483">Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce</a> presents the <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/neighborhood_parades.html">Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade</a> on Wentworth from 24th to 22nd. Celebrate the Year of the Snake with fireworks, lion teams, a 100 foot mystical dragon,&nbsp;marching bands, floats, and <a href="http://www.chinese-tools.com/about/Miss_Friendship_Ambassador">Miss Friendship Ambassador</a>. While you&#39;re there, be sure to eat lucky egg rolls and&nbsp;<em>nian gao</em>, the sticky sweet glutinous rice new year cake available at any bakery.&nbsp;Admission FREE.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, February 19</strong></p><p>The<a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/_programsevents/_kitchen/_rethinkingsoup/rethinkingsoup.html">&nbsp;Jane Addams Hull-House Museum</a> presents&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/re-thinking-soup-honoring-edna-lewis-105295">Re-Thinking Soup: Honoring Edna Lewis</a>, the legendary African-American woman, chef, and restaurant owner.&nbsp;Chef Kocoa Scott-Winbush will read excerpts from Lewis&#39; highly acclaimed cookbooks, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307265609?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0307265609&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><em>The Taste of Country Cooking</em></a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B0LP5I0?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=B00B0LP5I0&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><em>In Pursuit of Flavor</em></a>. Most definitely a Lewis soup will be served. Admission FREE.</p><p><strong>Wednesday, February 20</strong></p><p><a href="http://soupandbread.net/">Soup &amp; Bread</a> presents this week&#39;s theme, <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApPhpdY9KXzPdDRfMUk3WFFoZlRNd2VvR0RJcjdJS1E#gid=0">All Things Cow-nsidered (&quot;Milk, cheese, butter, and beef. And leather...&quot;)</a> <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/208453-soup-bread-chicago/">at the Hideout</a>, benefitting <a href="http://www.cchvchicago.org/">Central City Housing Ventures</a> food pantry, with bread from Publican Quality Meats and La Farine Bakery. Admission FREE soup and bread, donate what you can, beer additional, and remember: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/7071326897/">Everyone LOVES the Generous!</a></p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-02/eat-drink-exotic-chocolate-lucky-food-and-more-105556 Eat this, drink that: Trenchermen, Santa Paws, Charlie Trotter's auction http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-12/eat-drink-trenchermen-santa-paws-charlie-trotters-auction-104246 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/7562230826/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/trnchermengcmnoodles.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Pig skin noodles with market vegetables by Trenchermen chefs Michael Sheerin and Patrick Sheerin (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p><u><strong>Friday, December 07</strong></u></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer">WBEZ blogger alum Mark Bazer</a>&nbsp;interviews enigmatic&nbsp;<a href="http://trenchermen.com/">Trenchermen</a> chefs/owners/brothers Michael and Patrick Sheerin on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theinterviewshowchicago.com/december/"><em>The Interview Show</em> (A Talk Show in a Bar)</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/184263/">The Hideout</a>. Admission $8.&nbsp;</p><p><u><strong>Saturday, December 08</strong></u></p><p>The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HotelAllegro/posts/499380250095080">fourth annual Santa Paws</a> at the <a href="http://www.allegrochicago.com/">Hotel Allegro</a>&nbsp;takes aww-over the Lobby Lounge Saturday and Sunday afternoon,&nbsp;benefitting the <a href="http://www.anticruelty.org/events/#main-body">The Anti-Cruelty Society</a>.&nbsp;All pets welcomed, as long as they can fit through the door. Event features water bowls and pet-friendly treats, plus people-friendly&nbsp;hot chocolate and cookies. A professional photographer will shoot you and your animal companion with Santa. This year, there&#39;s also a raffle, with prizes including <a href="http://www.kimptonhotels.com/hotels/hotels-chicago.aspx">Kimpton hotels &amp; restaurants</a> gift certificates, with all raffle proceeds benefitting The Anti-Cruelty Society. Meet several shelter dogs joining the festivities, who&nbsp;will be available for adoption. Admission FREE.</p><p><u><strong>Sunday, December 09</strong></u></p><p>The 12th annual <a href="http://www.oneofakindshowchicago.com/">One of a Kind Show</a> at <a href="http://www.merchandisemart.com/">The Merchandise Mart</a>, kicked off Thursday with more than 600 artists and their handmade creations,&nbsp;with a portion of all ticket sales benefitting the new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/Pages/default.aspx">Children&#39;s Hospital of Chicago</a>. Sunday is your last day to meet and eat from artists/artisans in the Gourmet Gallery, including&nbsp;<a href="http://www.brunkowcheese.com/">Brunkow Cheese</a>, Mart resident <a href="http://www.thechoppingblock.net/">Chopping Block</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/puffsofdoom">Puffs of Doom</a>, and more. Admission $12 general, $9 seniors, FREE for children 12 and under.</p><p><u><strong>Monday, December 10</strong></u></p><p><em><a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/_museum/_exhibits/_UnfinishedBusiness/_21stcenthomec/21stcenturyhomeecon.html">Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics</a></em> opens at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum with free refreshments. The new exhibit tells an untold story of the first generation of home economists who were equal rights advocates, chemists, public health advocates, labor reformers, and innovators who sought to redefine domesticity. Filled with participatory experiences and hands-on activities, the exhibition includes never before seen images and artifacts, such as historic menus detailing innovative food programs launched by Hull-House that politicized the kitchen and transformed the culture of food preparation and dining. Plus, hear an audio portrait of &quot;lunch lady&quot; Julia O&#39;Grady (of the <a href="http://agcchicago.org/">Academy for Global Citizenship</a>)&nbsp;created by photographer <a href="http://www.jasonreblando.com/">Jason Reblando</a> and producer <a href="http://transom.org/?page_id=14386">Heather Radke</a>. Admission FREE.</p><p><u><strong>Tuesday, December 11</strong></u></p><p><a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/184245/">The Hideout Holiday Sale</a> at The Hideout has been dubbed Chicago&#39;s coziest craft fare by our friend Martha Bayne of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-04/season-soup-bread-and-pie-98220">Soup &amp; Bread</a>, who&#39;s an expert in such things, and will be there with books and gift items, plus&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-10/pumpkin-patch-latte-tasting-jo-snows-pumpkin-coconut-syrup-102962">Jo Snow</a>, and many more invited local artisans. Admission FREE.</p><p><u><strong>Wednesday, December 12</strong></u></p><p>Now&#39;s your chance to bid on infamous wineglasses with bowls as big as your head at the&nbsp;<a href="http://auctionconsultants.net/charlie-trotters/">auction of Charlie Trotter&#39;s</a> at the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-08/and-now-end-here-charlie-trotter-way-102093">restaurant formerly known</a> as <a href="http://www.charlietrotters.com/">Charlie Trotter&#39;s</a>. Admission FREE.</p></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-12/eat-drink-trenchermen-santa-paws-charlie-trotters-auction-104246 ‘Coming out’ undocumented: Exhibit shows the faces of young illegal immigrants http://www.wbez.org/series/dynamic-range/%E2%80%98coming-out%E2%80%99-undocumented-exhibit-shows-faces-young-illegal-immigrants-100893 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/immigrant%20youth%20JAHH.JPG" style="height: 416px; width: 620px; " title="Portraits of undocumented immigrants Carla Navoa and Ariel Ruiz are among those exhibited at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for their show ‘I Define Myself: Undocumented and Unafraid.’ (JAHH/Melissa Mahon)" /></div><p>Fifteen large-scale black-and-white portraits dot the grounds outside Chicago&rsquo;s Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. The young people depicted in the photos are all illegal immigrants living in Chicago who chose to &ldquo;come out&rdquo; and publically declare their immigration status as part of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/achy-obejas/2011-03-10/dream-actcoming-out-shadows-day-rally-today-will-rahm-listen-83477">Coming Out of the Shadows</a> campaign. The exhibit, <em><a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/_programsevents/_upcomingevents/_2012/_06_June/_insideout/june28.html">I Define Myself: Undocumented and Unafraid</a>, </em>runs at Hull-House through July 28, but will travel to other cultural centers in Chicago during the academic year.</p><p>To create the images, the museum collaborated with the New York studio of Paris-based JR. The famous street artist, who was awarded the $100,000 TED Prize in 2011, encourages individuals and groups to take black-and-white photo portraits and send his team the files. The artist and company then create enormous prints to send back to their creators, who display the prints in all kinds of non-traditional public locations. For example, a group of <a href="http://www.insideoutproject.net/#@section=view_project@project=10">Native Americans in North Dakota&rsquo;s Standing Rock Reservation</a> displayed their prints on construction trailers, garage doors and tepees; <a href="http://www.insideoutproject.net/#@section=view_project@project=76">a community of novice monks in Chiang Mai, Thailand</a>, hung theirs on the sides of houses and village walls.</p><p>JR has said he hopes to use the project, called <a href="http://www.insideoutproject.net/"><em>Inside Out</em></a>, to &ldquo;transform messages of personal identity&rdquo; into art. In the case of the Hull-House exhibit, Program Director Harish Patel said the portraits &ldquo;call into question complex notions of visibility and identity&rdquo; and &ldquo;[play] with themes of legitimacy and authority.&rdquo;</p><p>Several portrait subjects performed poems and read essays during an open mic session at the exhibit&rsquo;s opening in late June, including Jorge Mena, a University of Illinois at Chicago graduate and one of the leaders of the immigrant youth justice movement. Mena&rsquo;s poem, entitled &ldquo;Immigrant Suicide,&rdquo; deals with the deaths of 19-year-old <a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x90198082/Immigrants-suicide-leaves-behind-pain">Gustavo Rezende</a> of Marlborough, Mass. and 18-year-old <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/us/joaquin-luna-jrs-suicide-touches-off-immigration-debate.html?pagewanted=all">Joaquin Luna, Jr.</a> of Mission, Texas. Both were undocumented immigrants who killed themselves within the past few years. Mena weaves lines from news reports about the deaths into his poem, such as these lines from a <em>Metro West Daily News</em> story, &ldquo;Immigrant&rsquo;s suicide leaves behind pain.&rdquo;</p><p><em>This world would never be his own</em></p><p><em>Amongst trees he walked</em></p><p><em>I wonder what he was looking for?</em></p><p><em>Hanging himself from a tree in the woods of Massachusetts</em></p><p><em>Immigrant&rsquo;s suicide leaves behind pain</em></p><p><em>He was told his dream would never be achieved</em></p><p>You can hear Mena&rsquo;s moving recitation of the poem in the audio above.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/dynamic-range">Dynamic Range&nbsp;</a><em>showcases hidden gems unearthed from</em>&nbsp;Chicago Amplified&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Jorge Mena spoke at an event presented by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in June. Click</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/amplified/i-define-myself-undocumented-and-unafraid-100600"><em>here</em>&nbsp;</a><em>to hear the event in its entirety.</em></p></p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/dynamic-range/%E2%80%98coming-out%E2%80%99-undocumented-exhibit-shows-faces-young-illegal-immigrants-100893 Hull-House Museum looks for alternative labels http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-29/hull-house-museum-looks-alternative-labels-94413 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-29/9150516-large.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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. But what if visitors had the ability to go into a museum and create their own label–-one without restrictions to its size or content? That experiment has been underway at the<a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/" target="_blank"> Jane Addams Hull-House Museum</a>.</p><p>The museum debuted its newest label, an essay by artist and scholar <a href="http://www.saic.edu/people/Kapsalis_Terri.html" target="_blank">Terri Kapsalis</a> Tuesday. Kapsalis chose to write about a small travel medicine kit owned by Jane Addams. When <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> met the artist at the museum recently, Kapsalis started by talking about the connection between the kit and Addam’s own health.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-29/hull-house-museum-looks-alternative-labels-94413 As school resumes, a new exhibition explores arts education http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-06/school-resumes-new-exhibition-explores-arts-education-91545 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-06/3339934202_4d1894ac24_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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. That’s an important lesson according to organizers of<em><a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/_programsevents/_upcomingevents/_2011/_UBArtsEducationOpening/sep6.html" target="_blank"> Unfinished Business</a></em>. The new exhibition at the<a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/" target="_blank"> Jane Addams Hull-House Museum</a> explores the history of arts education in Chicago.&nbsp; Their teachable moment? That citizens have cultural rights, as much as political and economic ones. To learn more,<em> Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke with <a href="http://hullhouse.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/meet-the-staff-naomi/" target="_blank">Naomi Blumberg</a>, Exhibition Coordinator at the Hull-House Museum, and <a href="http://mathiasschergen.org/" target="_blank">Mathias “Spider” Schergen</a>. Schergen is an artist and art teacher at Chicago Public Schools.</p></p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-06/school-resumes-new-exhibition-explores-arts-education-91545 After launching his career in Chicago, Poet Luis Rodriguez returns to give back http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-16/after-launching-his-career-chicago-poet-luis-rodriguez-returns-give-back <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-16/Luis-Rodriguez.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Poet Luis Rodriguez is an activist and artist who has a deep and long-standing love affair with words. It all began in a somewhat unlikely time and place &ndash; in jail, during his troubled teen years.<br /><br />In the decades since, Rodriguez has become one of the most recognized Chicano writers in the country. His 1993 memoir <em>Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.&nbsp;</em>won him the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. He&rsquo;s written numerous books and won plenty of awards since then.<br /><br />But after launching his career in Chicago, he left more than a decade ago to resettle in LA. Now he&rsquo;s back, at the invitation of <a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/hull_house.html" target="_blank">Jane Addams Hull House Museum</a>.<b> </b>They&rsquo;ve commissioned a new poem by Rodriguez for their <em>Alternative Labeling Project</em>.</p></p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-16/after-launching-his-career-chicago-poet-luis-rodriguez-returns-give-back Hard Working Coffee House http://www.wbez.org/ahill/2009/03/hard-working-coffee-house-2/7261 <p>We're pairing up with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum to hold a coffee house on March 11th. Register <a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/Events/hardWork/">here.</a> We'll talk about the job hunt and getting by without work. We'll also have experts on hand to help you brush up your resume--with special tables available for artists, graphic designers and writers. And there will be a ShopTalk booth where you can share your own story of looking for work. Hope to see you there!</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2009 16:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/ahill/2009/03/hard-working-coffee-house-2/7261