TUES Dec. 10 | 4-7 pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Residents' Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted St.
"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Peace is not merely the absence of war." - Jane Addams
Meditative, activist, artistic, radically imaginative... peace takes on many forms. At the historic Hull-House Settlement, the work of building peace included a range of activities such as collective daycare, art making, union organizing, gardening, sex education and fighting racial and gender justice and immigrant rights.
On December 10, 1931 Jane Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. This year we recognize December 10, Jane Addams Day, by inviting you to imagine and experience how peace is made. Come to the museum to try diverse forms of peacebuilding and to consider how to insert peaceful practices into our lives and as strategies to cultivate justice in our communities.
UIC students: Take a moment out of your busy finals' schedule to engage in peace, inside and out. Free hot chocolate and delicious treats served between 5-6pm on December 10.
But that's not all! We are giving you the run of the museum on Jane Addams Day.Practice peace throughout the afternoon in house and the kitchen. Self-guided and facilitated activities are available from 4-7 pm. Group acupuncture in the library. Meditation in the sound room. Bread-making in the kitchen. Peace circles on the second floor. Art making and writing in Residents' Dining Hall. A full house of peace.
Can't stay all afternoon? Then join us at 5pm for a brief welcome, snacks and readings from our favorite peace builders. A full schedule of peace building practices and locations will be listed on Hull-House website soon.