Human Library Chicago Human Library at NVAM

Date: 05/11/2019
Time: 12:00-4:00PM

Human Libray Chicago is happy to be partnering with National Veterans Art Museum for their fourth annual event! This event is free and open to the public. View the current exhibition and “check out a book” while you are here!

A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. Individuals volunteer as human ‘books’ and participants in the event can ‘read’ the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. ‘Books’ are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community. Not sure what a Human Library event looks like? Check out this video: https://goo.gl/51QEob

Interested in volunteering with us? Fill out an application: https://goo.gl/forms/ju3w1RGKNiRtguSN2

Check back in for details about featured ‘Books’ for the event!

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Quilts of Valor Monthly Sew-In

Date: 01/19/2019
Time: 12:00-4:00PM

Join the Chicago Chapter of Quilts of Valor to for their monthly sew, every Third Saturday, at The National Veterans Art Museum! The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

Please bring if you can - sewing machine, rulers, cutting mat, cutting tools. Feel free to bring a pattern and fabric you have in mind. There will also be patterns and fabric available. No sewing experience necessary! People needed to cut and iron as well. For more information or questions contact Morgan Holtz at morgalee@gmail.com.

Upcoming Quilts of Valor Sew-Ins
Third Saturdays 12:00-4:00PM

Jan 19
Feb 16
Mar 16
April TBD
May 18
June 15
July 20

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The Honeycomb Project Print-Making Thank You Cards for Veterans

Date: 02/10/2019
Time: 2:00-3:30PM

Visit the National Veterans Art Museum after-hours to explore the exhibits and learn more about the experience of serving for our country. We'll create block-print cards to bring cheer to veterans receiving treatment at Jesse Brown VA Hospital.

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center consists of a 200-bed acute care facility and four community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 62,000 enrolled veterans who reside in the City of Chicago and neighboring counties. Their core values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. They remind us and others that "I CARE":

All ages welcome - best for volunteers ages 5 to adult. We provide all of the needed supplies and a healthy snack. 5 participant maximum per family and all kids must be accompanied by an adult. Additional details will follow a few days prior to the event. Registration opens through http://thehoneycombproject.org/ on the 15th of the month.

Upcoming Honeycomb Project Events
Sundays 2:00-3:30PM

Feb 10
Mar 17
April 14
May 19

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The Honeycomb Project

The Honeycomb Project

Print-Making Thank You Cards for Veterans

Date: 9/28/2018
Time: 2:00-3:30PM
Visit the National Veterans Art Museum after-hours to explore the exhibits and learn more about the experience of serving for our country. We'll create block-print cards to bring cheer to veterans receiving treatment at Jesse Brown VA Hospital.
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Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor

September Sew-In

Date: 9/15/2018
Time: 12:00-4:00PM
Join the Chicago Chapter of Quilts of Valor to for their September sew at The National Veterans Art Museum! The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
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NVAM After Dark: Social & Fundraiser

NVAM After Dark: Social & Fundraiser

for 2019 NVAM Triennial & Veteran Art Summit

Date: 9/8/2018
Time: 7:00-9:00PM
Come out to meet Amber Hoy, Edgar Gonzelez-Baeza, Carlos Sirah, Yvette Pino, and Kevin Basl the NVAM Curatorial Fellows for the first ever National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit. This is will be the first opportunity to learn a bit about what NVAM has planned for the Triennial and Veteran Art Summit, and how you can help make it happen. Refreshments will be provided!
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