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Scripps News: Chicago bike tour commemorates 1919 race riots

Scripps News: Chicago bike tour commemorates 1919 race riots

A bike tour in Chicago brings riders up close to Chicago's 1919 race riots, honoring the 38 victims and highlighting the riots' impact.   By Ben Schamisso July 25, 2023 A somber history lesson on two wheels is taught by visiting sites where people died and places where people...

Firebird Public Art to Remember 1919 Race Riot

Firebird Public Art to Remember 1919 Race Riot

Chicago Sun-Times — Thousands of people pass by Adams Street and Wabash Avenue every day, climbing the stairs to the L, or heading to the Art Institute or other spots in the Loop.   Few may know that corner is a murder scene, part of the 1919 riots during which, for...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

At Firebird Community Arts, we are struggling along with everyone else about how to think about change. We are discussing our contradictory feelings. We are all shifting wildly between rage, worry, hope, fear, desperation, anxiety, camaraderie.

#REBIRTH

#REBIRTH

“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn”—Octavia Butler [Enjoy Damon Lock's facebook live Firebird DJ set here while you read]We are all forever changed by our shared global experience. You may be noticing that art — film and tv, music, online drawing...

PTSD: Beyond Trauma

Canadian Broadcasting Channel — Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary PTSD: Beyond Trauma profiles Project FIRE and the creative approach to trauma recovery.