Event: Big Energy - An Evening with Ayana Contreras 7.22.2022
July 8, 2022
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (doors open at 6:00)
Location: Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 E. Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637
Join Ayana Contreras, author, DJ, and radio producer/host, as she discusses Black Chicago’s history, culture and resilience, lovingly and expertly captured in her latest book, Energy Never Dies: Afro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago. She will be in conversation with Adam Green, Associate Professor of History at UChicago; Tempestt Hazel, curator, writer and co-founder/co-director of Sixty Inches From Center; and Natalie Y. Moore, journalist, author and playwright. This program is co-sponsored with Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. Books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Semicolon Bookstore.