10F0LD Productions presents the Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit June 14-July 13 at Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, suite #108.
The exhibit is being put together by Kru, an archivist, DJ and CEO of 10F0LD Productions. "The importance of exploring and preserving our history is more crucial than ever," said Kru.
"During this exhibit we explore Chicago's Black Lesbian history while discussing how we can collectively go about making our archival efforts more concrete. We embark on unifying and bridging the generational gap for the present-future," Kru said. Archives provided by Affinity Community Services, Windy City Times and the Gerber Hart Library.
Opening Night Thursday, June 14 will feature Yvonne Welbon of Sisters in the Life: A History of African-American Lesbian Media Making. The event is 6-8:30, p.m., free and inclusive to all. Tickets via Eventbrite. For more information, contact: 10F0Ld411@gmail.com .
Other events include short film screening June 18, 6-8 p.m., with artist talk featuring Kasey White and Couqie Hughes ( screenings of The Homestretch and My Mama Said Yo Mama's A Dyke ); W.O.M.B. Poetry June 21, 7-9 p.m.; and panel discussion July 3, 6-8 p.m. The closing exhibit reception will be July 13, 6-8 p.m.