Zona Abierta – a la esperanza

Date / Time

November 20, 2019

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Zona Abierta

a la esperanza: a time traveling reflection of hope and transformation for Mexican Chicago 

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center 

Remarkable local mothers, students, and community organizers fought to establish Benito Juárez High School in 1977. Their tireless efforts are recognized through a la esperanza, a mural that means “To Hope” depicted on the walls of Benito Juárez and created in 1979 by local artists Malú Ortega and Jimmy Longoria with assistance from Marcos Raya, Salvador Vega and Oscar Moya.

Join us for a presentation and dialogue with Sarita Hernández, curator of the “40 años a la esperanza” exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art who will discuss how the exhibition illuminates artist interventions of the historical archives, feminist social documentation of the late ‘70s, and the power of public arts education in La dieciocho.


When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 3:30pm to 5pm

Where: Latino Cultural Center – Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

Sarita Hernández is an arts educator, oral hxstorian, and print/zinemaker from Califas based in Chicago. Sarita has been a teaching artist in arts and cultural spaces including the UIC Latino Cultural Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently at the NMMA. Sarita is a UIC Museum and Exhibition Studies alumna, interested in artistic interventions with the historical archive and imagining alternative forms of social documentation, preservation, and activation of everyday hxstories, violence, survivals, and resistances.

For more info, please call 312-996-3095. All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. For accommodations please contact the number above 5 business days before program.

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