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31st Street Beach (Margaret T. Burroughs Beach)

3100 South Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

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Please join Jefferson Pinder and A.J. McClenon in a meditative memorial for the 100th year anniversary of the Chicago Race Riots, honoring the life of Eugene Williams, who lost his life on July 27, 1919 for crossing an imaginary racial barrier in Lake Michigan.

With meditative sound and silence we ask that you float with us. We are seeking a 100 participants to float.

Inner tubes will be provided as well as on site lifeguards*. Those who identify along the African diaspora are strongly encouraged to participate as we consider the history of segregated pools and beaches in the U.S. and the complicated relationships that Black people have with water today as a consequence.

We are no longer taking online registrations for FLOAT participants. If you would like to float, please arrive at the event at 2:45pm on Saturday, July 27 to join the waiting list.

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31st Street Beach (Margaret T. Burroughs Beach)

3100 South Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

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