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City Of Big Dreams Fundraiser

Chop Shop 2033 W North Ave, Chicago

The ONLY immersive arts showcase fundraiser that celebrates the ‘simple good’ of Chicago is back on September 28th at Chop Shop Chicago! This year, we are celebrating a DECADE of uniting artists across different mediums of art to build the City of Big Dreams! As guests of our intimate evening, you will connect with Chicago’s ...

Evolution of Black Expression in Media

The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St., Chicago

The Simple Good and True Chicago bring together Chicago's influential Black Creators in a conversation on the evolution of Black expression in media. Through this dialogue, we will beautifully archive the essence of the black experience which has influenced all facets of American culture today.

From each creative's unique perspective we’ll explore the vastness of Black Culture inspired by videos from mainstream media and how it influences American culture as a whole.

Refreshments will be provided.

Moderated by: David Johnson, Founder & Executive Director of True Chicago


Farissa Knox, Chicago-based Author, Producer and Entrepreneur

Martin Woods, Education Advocate + Administrator

Nosa Eguae, Founder of The PROLIFIC Institute

Eric Williams, Founder and Creative Director of The Silverroom and Co-Founder of Bronzeville Winery

DJ Cam Be will perform a live set to open and close our discussion. Join us for an impactful and lively Black History Month discussion! Please reserve your spot as soon as possible--limited space is available.

Forward the Culture

The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St., Chicago

We are partnering with hip-hop artist and producer Neak and longstanding community partner The Silverroom to celebrate the launch of monthly discussion panel and live performance series called "Forward the Culture." This series will explore dialogue surrounding music, art, education and entrepreneurship in the creative industry. This month's panel will be moderated by Neak and will feature some of Chicago's most influential black creatives including:

Add-2: Emcee/Mentor/Professor/Founder of Haven Studios

Mike Orie: Founder/Creative Director/Afrotrak

Eddie Sanders, Esq.: Lawyer/Educator/Manager

Peter Jericho: Artist/Songwriter

The evening will close with an intimate performance by local artist Soso. If you’re looking to learn, grow, and foster community, come and join the discussion! All proceeds for this month's event will help us continue to empower youth by providing our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindfulness-based Arts Residency Programs to youth throughout Chicago and beyond!