CHOP IT UP: Black Wall Street Journey

Join Arts + Public Life this summer for a three-part conversation about the Black economy.

Artist Rick Lowe and journalist Natalie Moore team up to dish and dissect the intersections of race and economic development. Presented in conjunction with Black Wall Street Journey—a hub for neighborhood regeneration initiated by Lowe in Washington Park—and anchored by the centennial anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and observation of the historic Black Wall Street, guests from disparate sectors of the Black economic landscape will weigh in on cultural dimensions of Black ownership, business, self-reliance, determination and mutual aid.

July CHOP IT UP featured guests to be announced

About the series

CHOP IT UP is an Arts + Public Life virtual dinner series, where viewers sit down with an intimate group of notable practitioners—ranging from artists and designers to journalists and entrepreneurs—for an informal conversation. Over home cooked meals, or dinner ordered from local favorites, practitioners serve up aspects of their practice or craft while exploring the intersections of their work. Gather around our virtual table for 90 shared minutes of candid “industry” conversation.

  • Wednesday, June 9, 6:30 pm CT
  • Thursday, July 8, 6:30 pm CT
  • Thursday, August 12, 6:30 CT

The Black Wall Street Journey edition of CHOP IT UP is presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, in conjunction with Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40.

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