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Civic Season

Civic Sunday @ CHM | Take a Stand Together

Sunday, June 25

Presented in partnership with Made By Us, Civic Season is one way we roll out the welcome mat for the future inheritors of the United States, unleashing access to history for informed, inspired civic participation. Anchored by our newest and oldest federal holidays, the Civic Season event series mobilizes a movement to understand our past and shape our future.

This session focuses on the civic superpower Defend.

Defenders keep the movement moving and stand up for what they believe in, like the 250,000 students who boycotted the Chicago Public Schools in 1963 to protest racial segregation. Take part in a Civics in Chicago group mural and the Sharing Civic Love activity, then tour the Museum with the Displayed: Civic Action @ CHM guide. Round out your visit a screening of the film ’63 Boycott (2017).

All Civic Season events are FREE admission days for Illinois residents.


Kartemquin Films is a collaborative center empowering filmmakers who create documentaries that have consequences in the world and foster a more engaged and just society.
The organization’s films have received four Academy Award ® nominations and won several major prizes, including six Emmys, four Peabody Awards, multiple Independent Spirit, IDA, PGA, and DGA awards, and duPont-Columbia and Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards. Kartemquin is recognized as a leading advocate for independent public media, and has helped hundreds of artists via its filmmaker development programs that help further grow the field, such as KTQ Labs, Diverse Voices in Docs, and the acclaimed KTQ internship.
Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in Chicago.

The Details



25 th

12:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories