We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community

We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community

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
HAMOC’s Collection Unveiling

HAMOC’s Collection Unveiling

Through a generous grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) was able to hire a Collection Specialist, Eve Mangurten, to catalog the museum’s Haitian-specific Collection of art and artifacts.

Join HAMOC and Eve in two events:

July 12: Presentation – Learn about Eve’s process of cataloging the museum

July 14: Workshop – Learn how to access the collection

The full collection will become available to the general public to utilize, research and learn about following the July 14th Workshop.

You don’t want to miss this!

HAMOC’s Collection Unveiling

HAMOC’s Collection Unveiling

Through a generous grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) was able to hire a Collection Specialist, Eve Mangurten, to catalog the museum’s Haitian-specific Collection of art and artifacts.

Join HAMOC and Eve in two events:

July 12: Presentation – Learn about Eve’s process of cataloging the museum

July 14: Workshop – Learn how to access the collection

The full collection will become available to the general public to utilize, research and learn about following the July 14th Workshop.

You don’t want to miss this!

Haitian Flag Community Art Project

Haitian Flag Community Art Project

Join us for a family-friendly art project in creating a community Haitian flag! Come learn about the history and significance of Haiti’s flags, with a presentation by Historian William Leslie Balan-Gaubert and create a piece of a soon-to-be flag with Haitian, Chicago Artist Cindy Lys!

Special thanks to the Hyde Park Art Center for hosting this event!

All materials provided – Family Friendly

HAMOC acknowledges support from the Illinois Art Council Agency for this event.

Documentary Screening of “Madan Sara”

Documentary Screening of “Madan Sara”

Join HAMOC and Etant Dupain for a documentary screening of Madan Sara and Q&A following the screening.

Madan Sara is an award winning documentary from director and producer Etant Dupain, which highlights women living in Haiti.

Madan Sara refers to the women in Haiti who run markets throughout the country while providing for their families. Their work plays an integral role in the functioning of the economy and future generations.