610 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL | 60605
Thanks to mobile screens, social networks, and streaming services, we are literally bombarded by images, from emojis and selfies to data visualizations and infographics. New visual forms are changing the way we work, play, communicate, and even think. How are they shaping our ability to understand–and change–the world? Join CHF for an evening celebrating our year-long theme Graphic! and featuring the work of two powerful artists and activists. MacArthur Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier approaches photography as a strategy in the battleground of representation. Her images of community, family and self seek to represent injustice, whether poverty, gender inequality, environmental contamination, and racism. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter and author of When They Call You a Terrorist, combines activism via visuals, audio, theater, and dance techniques. Deana Haggag, president and CEO of United States Artists, an artist-supporting philanthropic organization, will host our first opportunity to visualize Graphic!
Preorder your copy of 'When They Call You a Terrorist' by Patrisse Khan-Cullors through the CHF box office and save 30%.
This program is partially supported by the Chicago Urban League.
LaToya Ruby Frazier teaches in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a visiting critic at Yale University. She received her BFA from Edinboro University and her MFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. She has received numerous grants and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a USA Weitz Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the International Center for Photography Infinity Award for The Notion of Family. Her work has been included in exhibitions at major institutions worldwide.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, public speaker, and a NAACP History Maker. Patrisse has received several awards, including the Defender of the Dream Award from the AFL-CIO Executive Council Committee on Civil and Human Rights, the Revolution Award for Freedom from ImageNation Cinema Foundation, the Justice Award from National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Community Change Agent Award from BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc.
Deana Haggag is the President & CEO of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA in February 2017, she was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years. She received her MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from Rutgers University in Art History and Philosophy.
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph St. | Chicago, IL | 60601
Former FBI director James Comey has been at the center of American politics for some time now, starting with his investigation of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails and ending with his queries into Russian ties to the Trump campaign. His highly anticipated memoir is sure to stoke interest. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership is both an examination of the tenets and practices of ethical leadership and a review of some of his never-before-shared experiences: from prosecuting the mob (and Martha Stewart) to helping define the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance. Join us for an evening that will provide both unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson on leadership.
This program is presented as part of the annual Karla Scherer Endowed Lecture Series for the University of Chicago.Charter Humanists must RSVP by calling the Box Office at (312) 605-8444.
Ticket purchase includes a copy of A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.
On September 4, 2013, James Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI. A Yonkers, New York native, Comey attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, Comey returned to New York and joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. There, he took on numerous crimes, most notably Organized Crime in the case of the United States v. John Gambino, et al. Afterwards, Comey became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted the high-profile case that followed the 1996 terrorist attack on the U.S. military's Khobar Towers in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Comey returned to New York after 9/11 to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. At the end of 2003, he was tapped to be the Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice (DOJ) under then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and moved to the Washington, D.C. area. Comey left DOJ in 2005 to serve as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Five years later, he joined Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, as its General Counsel. In early 2013, Comey became a Lecturer in Law, a Senior Research Scholar, and Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School.