MAY 10, 2013


5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the film was assembled by Burnat and Israeli co-director Guy Davidi. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil, as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost.

Tuesday, April 23, 6:00-8:30pm
Columbia College Chicago Film Row
1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor
Screening begins at 6:15 pm 

Brief Audience Q&A to follow

FREE and Open to the Public


WHAT: creative performances about consent and community that will empower, inspire, and transform (and also make you chuckle).

WHEN: Wednesday April 24th, 2013, 7pm

WHY: Because you love consent, healthy sexuality, and a positive spin on Sexual Assault Awareness Month! (also, all performers will be receiving money for the charity of their choice - come out and show support!)

WHERE: MacLean Ballroom at The School of the Art Institute Chicago

WHO: Catharsis Productions, A Long Walk Home, SAIC's SPEAK, About Face, RVA (to name a few!)

COST: Free



  • April (Abesamis) Knighton (MAAT Alum and Wellness Center staff) has put together an 

    art exhibition at the wellness center that celebrates the unique work of some of SAIC 

    artists who are experiencing mental challenges such as depression, anxiety and 

    bipolar disorder. These work were originally submitted to the Touched By Fire Show 

    that happens in Toronto, Canada every year. Here's their website for more 



    Global Alliance 

    2nd Annual All Funked Up: An Alternative Prom

    April 27, 2013 


    IATA 33rd Annual Conference
    Collective Rekindling: Healing Narratives in Art Therapy 
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saturday, October 26th, 2013

    Call for Creative Submissions

    The Illinois Art Therapy Association invites proposals for presentations, panels, and workshops for its 33rd annual conference: Collective Rekindling: Healing
    Narratives in Art Therapy.

    Telling stories comes naturally to us, providing a creative means for interpersonal connection and understanding. Our personal narratives are shaped by culture, history, and social position; in turn, we interpret larger cultural narratives through our unique individual lenses. Stories enable us to make sense of the world, learn about our clients and ourselves, make teaching and supervision come alive, and conduct research and analysis grounded in narratives.

    The 2013 IATA conference will provide a forum for exploring the role of narrative and storytelling in art therapy theory, practice, and research, and for exploring the relationship of story to healing and self-care within personal and professional contexts. The intent of the conference is to collectively rekindle our creative flame. 

    Proposals may address any aspect of story and narrative in the following categories:
    • Storytelling as an aspect of art therapy practice, including clinical and community-based models
    • Story as it relates to self-care and healing justice practices in art therapy
    • Research methods that incorporate narrative and story
    • Approaches to the use of narrative in art therapy with diverse populations, including positive youth development and other creative approaches
    • Narrative, story, and art therapy supervision
    • Exploration of the relationship and interplay of verbal and visual narratives 
    • Personal narratives in relation to art therapy practice
    • Ethical implications of incorporating narrative and story in art therapy practice 
    • Theory-building in relation to narrative and story

    Proposal Submission

    To submit a proposal for IATA's 33rd annual Conference, Collective Rekindling: Healing Narratives in Art Therapy,
    download the Proposal Submission Form, follow the guidelines on this form and email completed form and proposal to:
    Elizabeth J. Gardner, MA, LPC, ATR, Conference Chair, at
    Submission Deadline is Friday, May 3, 2013. 


    Mark Anthony Neal 
    Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Bodies

    WED MAY 1 | 6-8:00 PM  looking for leroy
    Admission is free. 

    Moderated by Barbara Ransby, Professor Gender and Women's Studies, African American Studies & History 

    Mark Anthony Neal's Looking for Leroy is an engaging and provocative analysis of the complex ways in which black masculinity has been read and misread through contemporary American popular culture. In examining figures such as hip-hop entrepreneur and artist Jay-Z, R&B Svengali R. Kelly, the late vocalist Luther Vandross, and characters from the hit HBO series The Wire, among others, Neal demonstrates how distinct representations of black masculinity can break the links in the public imagination that create antagonism toward black men. 

    Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University, where he won the 2010 Robert B. Cox Award for Teaching. Neal has written and lectured extensively on black popular culture, black masculinity, sexism and homophobia in Black communities, the history of popular music, and Black digital humanities.

    He is the author of five books, What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1998), Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002), Songs in the Keys of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation (2003), New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity (2005) and Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities, which will be published in April of 2013 by New York University Press. Neal is also the co-editor (with Murray Forman) of That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, 2nd Edition (2011).

    Neal hosts the weekly video webcast, Left of Black in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University and is the founder and managing editor of the blog NewBlackMan (in Exile).

    You can follow him on Twitter:

    Co-sponsored by The Public Square, Young Chicago Authors, UIC School of Art and Art History, Social Justice Initiative, IRRPP and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

    2013 Student Symposium Scholarship 
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Collaborative Altered Book Project
Per Hillary Kaufman 
I am starting a collaborative altered book project and am looking for anyone who is interested to participate! I am interested in gathering together a community of people to alter the same photocopied book page and then to combine them together into one collaborative book. This book will be used in future altered book groups and workshops to visually demonstrate the seemingly infinite range of possibilities in altering book pages as well as to illustrate how each person's unique voice/style is present in each work of art regardless of starting with the same material. At the end of the project, I will send all participants a digital version of all the pages created as a "reward" for participating! (Paper copies or even bound copies are a possibility to discuss as well if people are interested...)

Anyone that is interested in participating should send me a message with your email (for electronic copies/communication) and home address to send the paper copy. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions and IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT AN "ALTERED BOOK" IS OR HOW TO CREATE AN ALTERED BOOK PAGE ... JUST ASK AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION.... Lets see what happens and what we can create together! Please share this message with friends/classmates/fellow artists/children/coworkers or anyone who may be interested!
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