#508 In-person and Online: Tonika Lewis Johnson, Folded Map
Tonika Johnson is a visual artist/photographer from Chicago’s South Side Englewood neighborhood. She was featured in Chicago Magazine as a 2017 Chicagoan of the Year for her photography of Englewood’s everyday beauty, countering its pervasive media coverage of poverty and crime. Her “Everyday Englewood,” photography was exhibited at Loyola University’s Museum of Art (LUMA) in early 2018. Her project, Folded Map, visually investigates disparities among Chicago residents while bringing them together to have a conversation, was also exhibited at LUMA in 2018 from July-October. In 2021, she was selected to be the National Public Housing Museum’s 2021 Artist as Instigator to work on her current project “Inequity for Sale,” highlighting the living history of Greater Englewood homes sold on Land Sale Contracts in the 50’s and 60’s. Most recently, she was named one of Landmark Illinois’ 2022 Influencers for her current “Inequity For Sale,” project that encourages us to reevaluate and create positive change of inequities in real estate and land use practices, including historic preservation. She is also a co-founder of the Englewood Arts Collective. Visit www.tonikaj.com to see more.
This event will be in person, but you can also tune in via our usual livestream. Doors open at 6pm. The livestream and announcements will start around 6:30pm CDT.
In-person: TeamWorking, 20 N Upper Wacker Drive, 12th Floor, Chicago IL. Enter the Civic Opera Building using the entrance in the middle of the block between Washington and Madison streets. Take the elevators to the 12th floor.
For more information on our return to in-person events, please see our return to in person blog post.
RSVP In-person attendees should RSVP beforehand. As occupancy limits permit, walk-ins will be allowed to enter.
Vaccination required In order to keep attendees safe, we will be requiring proof of vaccination at the door. A physical vaccine cards or picture of one will be accepted. If you are not vaccinated, you can tune in to the livestream.
Masks required Attendees will be required to wear a mask. We will provide additional masks if you forget yours.
There will be food! We will be serving chicken, chicken, steak and veggie tacos from Atolito’s Tacos!
ASL This event will not have an American Sign Language interpreter.
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