Does Chicago’s Segregation Truly Reflect
How we Want to Interact?

The Story of Tonika Lewis Johnson’s Folded Map™ Project

Tuesday, May 25, 2021  |  12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST


Tonika Lewis Johnson’s Folded Map™ Project visually connects residents who live at corresponding addresses on the North and South Sides of Chicago. She investigates what urban segregation looks like and how it impacts Chicago residents. What started as a photographic study quickly evolved into a multimedia exploration with video interviews. The project invites audiences to open a dialogue and question how we are all impacted by social, racial, and institutional conditions that segregate the city. Her goal? For individuals to understand how our urban environment is structured. She wants to challenge everyone to think about how change may be possible and to contribute to a solution. Join us for a screening of the Folded Map™ Project Film and participate in a moderated discussion with Tonika to learn more about the project and what you can do to help.

About Our Guest

Tonika Johnson is a photographer/social justice artist and life-long resident of Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of Englewood. She is also co-founder of two community-based organizations, Englewood Arts Collective and Resident Association of Greater Englewood, that seek to reframe the narrative of South Side communities and mobilize people and resources for positive change.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST

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