Leadership Talks

Lumi Tan

Curator at New York’s legendary performance art space The Kitchen, speaking about what it takes to remain viable and dynamic in a changing marketplace. October 9, 2018.

Tracie Hall

Director of the Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program and former Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) for the City of Chicago, speaking about arts access, literacy, youth and economic development. October 16, 2018.

Tonika Johnson

Visual artist, photographer, activist, and Chicago Magazine’s 2017 Chicagoan of the Year, speaking about art-as-activism and making real change in Chicago. September 11, 2018.

Jamie Kalven

Writer and human rights activist, speaking about his work at the Invisible Institute and the intersection of the law, activism, and investigative journalism in Chicago. September 18, 2018.

Roberta Uno

Theater director and the Director of Arts in Changing America, a national project on changing demographics and the arts. November 14, 2017.​

Caitlin Strokosch

President & CEO of the National Performance Network / Visual Artists Network on her journey to justice-based leadership. November 7, 2017.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Arts activist, spoken word artist, performer, librettist, and Chief of Program and Pedagogy at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. October 3, 2017.

Shaz Rasul

Executive Director of Student Civic Engagement Initiatives at the University of Chicago on community engagement practices. October 2, 2014.

Jim Duignan

Depaul University Professor/Chair of Visual Art Education and Founder of the Stockyard Institute discusses innovative arts education and radical pedagogy.  March 17, 2015.

Hyde Park Arts Center Colloquia

Allison Quinn Peters, Megha Ralapati, and Chris Ho from the Hyde Park Arts Center. March 5, 2014.

Bill Ayers

American elementary education theorist and activist, known for his 1960s radical activism and work in education reform, curriculum and instruction.  March 3, 2015.