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Making Space Together on Juneteenth

Through Creative Grounds, this year we continue to make space together while imagining collectively a community-led future for our closed schools.

During 2020 we witnessed an unprecedented showcase of different forms of solidarity, mutual aid and community care efforts responding to the impact of both pandemic and civil unrest. Frame(Works) of Resilience is the evolution of Creative Grounds – using creativity and design to support community self-determination efforts and amplifying ways of creative cooperation.

Creative Grounds @ Anthony Overton this year is focusing on supporting collective visibility to community-led efforts and prototyping a creative space for initiatives focused on SOLIDARITY, COOPERATION, MUTUAL AID and COMMUNITY CARE.

On June 19th, we kicked-off Summer Community Days at Overton featuring Chicago Mobile Makers and their collaboration with the Elmhurst Art Museum bringing pop-up exhibit “In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing”.

Photo: Chicago Mobile Makers

We Introduced the Overton Exchange —a community pop-up market—as a platform to share resources and services by organizations, artists, and local vendors through mutual aid stations, exhibitions, workshops, and other activities.

Photo: Elevated Chicago

Photo: Victoria Sockwell (

We are super grateful for everyone who joined on Saturday!


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