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We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) and Crossing Borders Music for the one-day outdoor exhibition We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community.
This community exhibition highlights the excellence and contributions of Black America in the local community and beyond. Featuring exhibits on Black artists, history, food, and more!
Plus, a LIVE Crossing Borders Music concert of music by Black composers at 2PM with guest artist Kailie Holliday, featuring music commissioned for this program by The Honourable Elizabeth A Baker, Jessica T Carter, and Jordyn Davis in honor of Juneteenth and the ongoing African-American journey from slavery to justice.
Free and open to the public! Stroll through the exhibition with us!
Taking place at Dawes Park east of Sheridan Rd between Lake Street and Greenwood St (around 1413 Sheridan Rd), Evanston, IL
“We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community” is a program created in 2020 by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) who invited Crossing Borders Music’s participation in this ongoing, uplifting project.
This project is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, an agency supported by the City of Evanston, Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is partially supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and the Paul M Angell Family Foundation. Crossing Borders Music acknowledges the support of the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Pictured: At 2021’s “We Walk” in Dawes Park, Dr. Cranston Knight speaks with passers-by at an exhibit on Black internationalism. Photo credit Carlos Bossard

Venue

Dawes Park