- Third Coast Festival
- Navy Pier
- 848 East Grand
- Chicago, Illinois
Listening out in the world
Third Coast listening events (often called "Listening Rooms") present unforgettable audio work in a public setting -- a theater, a coffee shop, a bar -- anywhere with a good set of speakers and where people can gather together and listen. Each event features a special guest and includes a diverse selection of documentary audio work. It’s a little like a book club for radio.
Also! Have docs, will travel. In fact, Have docs, love to travel. The TCF also sponsors and supports other types of audio events in Chicago and beyond. Want us to visit your city or town? Collaborate with your organization? Let us know.
Wednesday, November 13
WHAT: A listening event and discussion presented in partnership with the UIC Institute for the Humanities' Documentary Studies Working Group
WHEN: 6 - 7:30pm
WHERE: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents' Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted St.
WITH: Producer John Biewen, Patricia Norby from The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library, moderator Lisa Yun Lee, Director, UIC's School of Art & Art History
TIX: FREE but registration required!
Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there: in 1862, it was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Thirty-eight Dakota Indians were hanged after a war with white settlers. John went back to Minnesota to figure out what really happened 150 years ago, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it much after.
In this evening's program, we'll hear excerpts from John Biewen's audio documentary Little War on the Prairie, reflect on the impact of this historical event, and seek to understand how to tell complex stories that touch on critical social justice issues.