Oh the Humanity (Festival)!

Running from October 27 through November 11 the Chicago Humanities Festival returns to Chicago for its 18th year. The theme this year is “The Climate of Concern,” working in conjunction with the Chicago Festival of Maps. Every year this festival runs throughout the various cultural institutions in Chicago, bringing lecturers, panel discussions, and music and dance performances, focusing this year on “the clear and urgent challenge we face: how do we, as a community of fellow humans, come to envision – with lucidity, vigor, and hope – our responsibilities toward each other, our progeny, and the planet?” Many events are free or of very little cost and several are even going on in Hyde Park. Make sure to check out events at the Experimental Station, a newly rebuilt and redesigned space on 61st and Blackstone, as well as those events at the Hyde Park Art Center.

For a full schedule of events visit:

This festival not only brings a slew of entertaining and academic performances, but it also provides job and volunteer opportunities. For more info on the festival in general as well as how to get involved with the festival visit:

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