URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 S Halsted Chicago IL 60608 | info@URI-EICHEN.com
This is our basic conclusion: Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white--separate and unequal. It is time to make good the promises of American democracy to all citizens.
-The 1968 Kerner Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report is a reminder of how America has in many ways fallen further behind in the struggle for equality and justice for all. This five month series of shows and discussions explores the many ways the struggles of fifty years ago are the same struggles today in Chicago.
May 11th Opening: April 1968 and Today: Police and Military Occupation of Chicago
June 8th Opening: Poor Peoples Campaigns: 1968 and 2018
July13th Opening: "There goes the neighborhood!" The Fair Housing Act of 1968- Segregation, Affordability and Gentrification of Chicago in 2018
August 10th Opening: Vote With Your Feet! The 1968 Democratic Convention: The Failures of Electoral Politics Then and Now?
September 14th Opening: Walkout! 1968 and 2018 School Walkouts