Voices: William Estrada
Date: Tuesday, October 22
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room
Lecture Title: Collaborative Resistance
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.
At Gallery 400, we strive to continually increase the accessibility of our physical space, exhibitions, and programs. Through growing relationships with partners at UIC and the wider disability community in Chicago, we strive to integrate creative access measures into our exhibition and program planning from the outset. We will continue to work transparently with individuals and organizations to improve our institutional practices and create spaces that are accessible to all. We welcome any feedback or ideas that you may have.
Gallery 400 is located on the first level of the Art & Exhibition Hall building with a push-button accessible door and can be accessed by a set of stairs with a railing or an elevator (Level 1R). If there are any barriers to entry on the day of the event, we will post updates through our social media channels.
There are two all-gender restrooms located on the same floor as Gallery 400. While the restrooms are accessible to wheelchair users, the door to the restroom is not. Visitors who use wheelchairs can request personal assistance with opening and closing the restroom doors by asking any Gallery 400 staff member.
The entrance to the building is located in a turn-around where visitors may be dropped off right outside the main door. The closest UIC public parking lot is the Harrison Street Parking Structure. Further information regarding parking on campus can be found at UIC Parking Services. Motorist assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 312.355.0555.
Gallery staff can provide chairs in the gallery space upon request. The front desk attendant is trained in Personal Assistance and can provide audio description, large text labels, and transcriptions.
Other accessibility services are available upon request and may be arranged by contacting the gallery at 312-996-6114 or emailing Gallery 400 at firstname.lastname@example.org.