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Meeting History Opening Reception

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us for a drop in opening reception of Meeting History: A Garfield Park Citizen Archive. Celebrate this historic exhibit among the Legacy family contributors, curator, and Garfield Park Community.

This reception will be held in the Community Room. There will be coffee, pastries, and light refreshments available.

Remarks and acknowledgements will be made at 1pm.

This event is free and this registration will serve as your entrance to the Conservatory.

The exhibit “Meeting History: A Garfield Park Citizen Archive” is on display at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago from February 16 to June 21. This project visualizes the history of Garfield Park through a citizen archive built in collaboration with local residents. The resulting archive invites you to learn more about the Garfield Park neighborhood through the photographs and stories of those who spent their time there.

This project is a collaboration between the CatchLight Local Visual Desk, led by CatchLight Local Fellow Samantha Friend Cabrera, in collaboration with CatchLight, ProPublica, and the Institute for Nonprofit News, and made possible with generous support from the Kresge Foundation, McCormick Foundation and PhotoWings.

With gratitude to the community members who participated including Annette Britton, Rev. Dr. Marshall Elijah Hatch Sr. and Marshall Hatch Jr., Levette Haynes, Gina Jamison, LaShone Kelly, and Shacarra Westbrooks. The exhibition was curated by Samantha Friend Cabrera with support from Max Herman and Jenny Jacklin Stratton. The exhibition text was co-authored by Samantha Friend Cabrera and ProPublica Reporter Tony Briscoe.


Programming to be held during the exhibition to be announced soon!

About CatchLight

CatchLight, is a visual-first media organization that leverages the power of visual storytelling to inform, connect, and transform communities. They bring resources and organizations together to discover, develop, and amplify visual storytellers at all levels. In 2019, CatchLight launched the CatchLight Local Visual Desk–A collaborative model for visual journalism that is advancing trust and representation in local news and media

About ProPublica

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.




March 10
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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