Come cast your ballots and celebrate Jane Addams’ 156th birthday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th, at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted Street, with the opening of Aram Han Sifuentes’ Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for all who legally can’t. Reception includes birthday cupcakes, artists’ talk back , and soundscapes by DJ Sadie Rock.
The program includes:
6:00 – 6:30: Exhibit Open, Music and Refreshments
6:30 – 7:00: Aram Han Sifuentes and Lise Haller Baggesen
7:00 – 7:45: Artists and Collaborators Speak
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) presents Aram Han Sifuentes’ insurgent project Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for all who legally can’t. From September 8 through election day on November 8, the discontented and disenfranchised can cast unsanctioned ballots at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and other Unofficial Official Voting Stations across the country and in Mexico.
The Museum will host the voting station VOX POP: The Disco Party designed by Sifuentes and collaborator Lise Haller Baggesen. All ballots cast will be returned to and counted at the museum and contribute to an installation.
Hear from Sifuentes, Baggessen and other collaborators: Verónica Casado Hernández, Dr. Lisa Vinebaum, Sadie Woods, Yvette Mayorga, and Roberto Sifuentes. Come in your disco best!
To register for this free event, click HERE.
Jane Addams Birthday Conversations
Jane Addams was the co-founder of the Hull-House Settlement, a pioneer social reformer, internationalist, feminist, and peace activist. In 1931, she became the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Addams and the residents of Hull-House advocated for public health, fair labor practices, full citizenship rights for immigrants, public education, recreational and public space, public arts, and free speech. We take the opportunity on her birthday to celebrate the Hull-House progressive tradition, but also offer an opportunity to host events that bring together people working on issues of justice broadly defined in the present day. Aligned with the museum and the early social reformers of Hull House, Aram Han Sifuentes’ project explores urgent questions about participation, exclusion, and citizenship in the United States