CNN
Nov
16
to Nov 30

CNN

Bella BAHHS and the Sister Survivor Network present “CNN: Control the Narrative November,” this fall with the kickoff of Underground Rounds.

Last November, 94 percent of Black women voted against Donald Trump and his fascist administration. This November, CNN is presented as a month-long reclamation of time and space to center Black women’s experiences and expertise. This month's roundtables will explore:

Daughters of Mass Incarceration on November 2

Mothers of Mass Incarceration on November 16

Mass Incarceration of Mental Illness on November 30

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Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

good friday

Oracle Productions in collaboration with
Kristiana Rae Colón and Tara Branham presents

good friday

a world premiere play by Kristiana Rae Colón
directed by Tara Branham

Admission is FREE in Public Access Theatre™

Tickets are available NOW! Click here to reserve your seats TODAY!

August 13 – September 17, 2016
Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights at 8PM
Sunday nights at 7PM

In academia’s hallowed halls, five women debate millennial feminism when gunshots shatter the safety of their discourse. As tweets stream across the campus feed, the body count grows. And then the shooter enters the classroom. At the intersection of gun violence and slacktivism, in a #yesallwomen world, what is the real cost of revolution? 

The all female cast features Oracle Company Member DeChantel Kosmatka, who is joined by Bella Bahhs, Melissa Duprey, Karen Rodriguez, Aurora Adachi-Winter, Isa Arciniegas, Heather Chrisler, and understudies Quenna Lené, Deanalís Resto, and Adia Alli (recent credit: THE HAIRY APE).

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Jul
9
2:00 PM14:00

T.I.P. Fest: Chicago Park District's Teens in the Park Festival

A FREE teen fest featuring some of Chicago’s hottest artists? If you’re not in, you already know you’re missing out. Musical performances, dancers, interactive activities, concessions, and more = winning.

Bella Bahhs is working with the Chicago Park District to provide our youth with recreational autonomy and help them reclaim their neighborhood parks as sites for their creative growth and development ‪#‎TeensInthePark‬ ‪#‎TIPFest‬.

Admission is FREE, Click here to get tickets! 

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#HighPlaces Rooftop 2016
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

#HighPlaces Rooftop 2016

Join us on a beautiful summer's eve in Chicago for a great show featuring live music and art, with our beautiful city as the backdrop. 

Headliner Adam Ness, who recently began a tour supported by Motown legend Gladys Knight, will be accompanied on stage by Angele Anise. With a special guest performance by bella BAHHS.

All tickets must be purchased online in advance; there will be no ticket sales at the door. This is an exclusive event at a private residence. Click here to get your tickets NOW! 

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#LetUsBreathe Collective's Free Day
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

#LetUsBreathe Collective's Free Day

As Chicago Public Schools get out for the summer, Black students are getting “ free “ for a few months. “ Free “ from a system that has shown time and time again that they don't care about Black students and their lives. We know that these students and the communities they live in are not free, they live in a world that is corrupt and anti-Black. We know that these are the same students that may not have a school to go to in the Fall. They aren’t free and we aren’t free. 

Join the #LetUsBreathe Collective in congratulating these students on making it through a corrupt system and celebrating the communities that continue to survive even when the world doesn't care about them. We will meet in Douglas Park, where Officer Dante Servin confronted Rekia Boyd and murdered her with impunity. We will engage community members about the system of oppressions that we all face, with a highlight on the school to prison pipeline. We will create and/or share art that represents freedom to us. We will have free food, clothes, and resources for all of us. Come through!

For more about the #LetUsBreathe Collective and the Free Day, visit LetUsBreatheCollective.com.

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Jun
11
9:30 PM21:30

Black Sex Matters

Black Sex Matters explores how pleasure shapes visions of liberation and how artists and activists navigate sensuality in social justice spaces. Black Sex Matters launched an event series celebrating sex-positivity and erotic joy where all tickets, bar sales, and merchandise go to support the production budget of good friday, a play that explores millennial feminism & the intersection of gun violence and sexual violence, which is being produced for public access theater at Oracle. Oracle offers all of its shows for free and is committed to making high quality art accessible to all.

Lovers, artists, & activists have 4 minutes to share true stories of sensual joy in any oral medium: spoken word, rap, song, or storytelling. Five judges score them 0 to 10. The top 4-6 scorers go on to the second round to compete in a lightning haiku round. The winner gets $100. Black Sex Matters features a DJ, cocktails, live painting, and other featured performers. 

For more info, go to BlackSexMatters.com

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Jun
11
4:00 PM16:00

Culture Gallery

Start off Summer 16' with us at the Culture Gallery (Social Sip & Shop) featuring creative artists, musicians, designers and more. There will be good music, complimentary drinks, gift bags, and creative people to build with. Collections from Tawia Designs, Different Strokes, Gloryus and more. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Literature For All of Us's Poetry Bash

Summer is just around the corner and Literature for All of Us is celebrating with our annual Poetry Bash! Join us in the Newhart Theater in the Mundelein Building at Loyola University on Wednesday, June 8th or Thursday, June 9th from 10:30am - 12:30pm to celebrate the voices and stories of our incredible students. We can't wait to see you there!

 

Learn more about Literature for All of Us and our work building communities of readers at: http://literatureforallofus.org/

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