Date & Time
June 28, 2012
Jane Addams Hul-House Museum
800 South Halsted Street
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum and its many vibrant programs make connections between the work of Hull-House residents and important contemporary social issues.
The Museum has collaborated with the national Coming Out of the Shadows campaign to create an “Inside Out” inspired group action exhibit. The resulting action known as “I Define Myself: Undocumented, Unafraid” raises questions about immigration, visibility and the power of art to impact perceptions of identity.
The 16 individuals profiled in the exhibit share a piece of themselves and their stories publicly, as undocumented members of this country, bringing forth their existence and realities into the narrative of the greater U.S. and global society.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.