Chicago, IL – October, 2007: Exhibit Opening and Symposium October 8 at the Field Museum
PLEASE JOIN US:
The DARFUR/DARFUR projections are running each evening through October 12th at the north side of the Field Museum from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.
Additionally, they can be seen inside the museum during the day.
Parking is free at night along the metered spaces adjacent to the Shedd Aquarium.
We hope you will come out for this free exhibition.
Beginning on October 7, 2007 the DARFUR/DARFUR multi-media projections will be hosted at a number of Chicago area locations including the Field Museum, the DuSable Museum, and multiple community, arts, and faith based congregations. A city-center focus will be a series of outdoor evening projections at the north facade of the Field Museum. Please go to www.fieldmuseum.org for more information for screening dates and times.
On October 8, 2007, the Chicago community is invited to DARFUR: Imagery and Reality, a symposium which will explore traditions of culture and family alongside the current humanitarian crisis in the western Sudan region. A musical performance by the Chicago Children’s Choir will open the evening.
7:30 – 9:00
James Simpson Theater, Field Museum FREE
Download the Symposium information: darfur-symposium-2007.pdf
Download the Save the Date: chicago-darfur-save-the-date.pdf
Please join us for a pre-symposium benefit for the Jewish World Watch Solar Cooker program.
5:30 – 7:30, East Atrium, Field Museum
Ticket prices and information may be downloaded here: darfur_evite.pdf
Reservations may be made at: (312) 458-9206
The following organizations, and others, will be hosting awareness and education events and mini-exhibits of the DARFUR/DARFUR projections during this period. All are welcome!
- Agape House Campus Ministry
- Chicago Sinai Congregation
- Chicago State University
- Dominican University
- DuSable Museum of African American History
- Field Museum of Natural History
- First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton
- McCormick Theological Seminary
- The Moody Church
- Morton Grove Community Church
- Pullman Presbyterian Church
- Pine Avenue Presbyterian Church
- Unity of Chicago
Download the schedule of events here: exhibit-calendar.pdf
Download the contact list here: darfur-contact-information.pdf
Hear a recent discussion of the issue and the exhibition on WBEZ Worldview: http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_WV.aspx?episode=13711
We would like to thank the many supporters of the Chicago area events which would have not been possible without the inkind contributions of the following generous individuals and companies:
Image by Troy Heizenroth