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An Unapologetic Dream: A MLK Celebration
January 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyde Park Art Center in collaboration with South Side Community Art Center and Arts + Public Life, presents a free virtual screening of Unapologetic by Chicago filmmaker Ashley O”Shay, a film told through the lens of Janaé Bonsu and Bella Bahhs, two fierce abolitionist leaders, that gives a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Opening the program will also be an excerpt from Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program Artist, Cathleen Campbell’s documentary, Martin Luther King’s Unsung Heros in Chicago, shorts from The Black Archive Project: Chicago Uprisings 2020 by local independent filmmaker and documentarian, Resita Cox, and a poetry reading from Leslé Honore, an AfroLatina poet, artivist, and author of Fist & Fire, a collection of powerful, unflinching poems that confront issues of social justice through the lens of real human lives and voices.
The poetry and films will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Ashley O’Shay, Resita Cox, and Cathleen Campbell, and activists Bella Bahhs and Janaé Bonsu.
Thank you to our promotional partner the Multicultural Affairs Department at the School of the Art Institute. And special thanks to The Jentes Family Foundation for supporting our Public Programs at the Hyde Park Art Center.
*still image courtesy of Ashley O’shay. Unapologetic (2020).