Graphic!: Art, Technology, and Social Change

Thursday, March 22 | 6:30p - 8:30p
Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL | 60605
  • Members: $15
  • Public: $20
  • Students and Teachers: $10

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.

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  • On sale to members 2/26 at 10am. On sale to public 3/1 at 10am.
  • When They Call You a Terrorist
  • January 18, 2018