URI-EICHEN GALLERY

July 10, 6-10pm

Quilombos and the Fight for Reparations in Brazil

The 3rd month in the 5 month series:
40 Acres and a Mule: A Series of Visual Art Shows and Discussions about Reparations for Slavery


URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608 info@URI-EICHEN.com
www.uri-eichen.com

Ruth Needleman, professor emerita in labor studies at Indiana University, has led study tours for workers in southern Brazil to learn about social movements, taught graduate classes twice at the Federal University in Fortaleza, and studied social movements, particularly labor and landless workers. A year ago she visited two Quilombos, African descendant communities, and has an upcoming article on “Brazil Recognizes Self-Determination for African Descendants,” in the Journal of Peace & Justice. Currently she teaches Social Movements from a Global Perspective at SAIC.

Michael J. Bracey is a freelance photographer currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. HIs work has been published in various magazines, newspapers, annual reports, and purchased by many private collectors worldwide. He holds an Associates of Arts degree from Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas (1979), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Webster University, St. Louis, MO (1981), and a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago (1997).

This exhibit features Ruth’s photos from the two Quilombos, and a broader photo exhibit on Afro-Brazilians by Michael Bracey, from his Americans within the Americas: An Enlightening Visual Voyage. Eleven times more Africans were brought as slaves to Brazil than to the U.S. Never the “racial paradise” imagined by academics and politicians, Brazil’s African descendant population is engaged in parallel struggles for reparations, self-determination and an end to police brutality and genocide. Learn about some of Brazil’s innovative policy initiatives as well as the difficult battles of their historic Black Movement.

Artist Discussion July 10th, 7pm

By appointment through August 7. For an appointment call 312 852 7717.

URI-EICHEN Gallery
2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608
info@URI-EICHEN.com 



May - September: 40 Acres and a Mule:

A Series of Visual Art Shows and Discussions about Reparations for Slavery—Some highlights: MAY: Corporate Scofflaws: Hiding Profits from Slavery in Chicago: Title 2, Chapter 92, Section 585 of the Chicago Municipal Code. Some of Chicago's largest companies profited from the European slave trade. Today, they are still covering their tracks- Larry Redmond,

August : Chicago Torture Justice Memorial

September: Joyce Owens

October: Chicago Artist Month and Pilsen Open Studios

November: Joe Hill 100 Years Part 5

December: Human Rights Day Show

URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608
info@URI-EICHEN.com
www.uri-eichen.com


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6PM - 10PM