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Event: Artist Talk Voices: William Estrada

A photograph of two beige textiles with bold, red text printed over top. The textiles are displaced on a clothing pin string in an outside area. The red bold text writes, “LOVE the people, our stories, our community, affordable housing, our collective histories. Homes are for people, not for profit”
Image courtesy William Estrada.


October 22, 2019


6:00–7:00 pm


Gallery 400 Lecture Room


400 S. Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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William Estrada discusses how teaching has influenced his arts practice and describes current projects that focus on inquiry and mobilization. This Voices lecture includes images and personal excerpts of community workshops that honor black and brown people in their communities by amplifying the creativity already present.

William Estrada is an arts educator and multidisciplinary artist. His art and teaching is a collaborative discourse that critically re-examines public and private spaces with people to engage in radical imagination. He has presented in various panels regarding community programming, arts integration, and social justice curricula. He is currently a Visual Arts Teacher at Telpochcalli Elementary and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Art and Art History at UIC. His current research is focused on developing community based and culturally relevant projects that center power structures of race, economy, and cultural access in contested spaces.