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!
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 email@example.com.
Upcoming Quilts of Valor Sew-Ins
Third Saturdays 12:00-4:00PM
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