Urban Humanities

Event poster

March 7, 2005 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

DuSable Museum of African American History, 746 E. 56th Place

A town-hall style discussion featuring Danielle Allen, Dean of the Division of the Humanities; Julie Ellison, founding director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life and Professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan; and Chuck Thurow, Executive Director of the Hyde Park Art Center. Moderated by CPC Faculty Director Larry Rothfield.

Throughout its history, the University of Chicago has had a complicated relationship with its surrounding community, one in which cooperation and inspiration has competed with tension and suspicion. This event, which filled the DuSable's theater to capacity, examined ways of using the arts and humanities as tools to build stronger relationships and communities. Attendees included representatives of several South Side community-based, non-profit educational and arts organizations, university faculty and community relations staff, and other interested individuals.