Take Back The Fight Exhibition

The Women’s Leadership and Resource Center is pleased to partner with Interference Archive of Brooklyn, NY to bring the exhibition “Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up” to Chicago.

The exhibition will be at Pop Up Just Art (PUJA) Gallery, 1344 S. Halsted and will be open to the public April 5 through May 15.

Cosponsored by UIC’s African American Cultural Center and Social Justice Initiative, “Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up” focuses on organized responses to gender and sexual violence, highlighting the ways individuals and communities have developed creative and powerful grassroots and non-institutional justice and healing practices.

“Take Back the Fight” narrates intersecting histories of activism by and on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and their communities. The exhibition will coincide with a series of public events in order to collectively engage with the exhibition material, relating the histories presented to ongoing efforts to end and heal from sexual violence.

This exhibition will situate multiple histories of resistance to sexual violence within a broader narrative of feminist, anti-racist, and queer activism. It will present strategies of resistance, both historical and contemporary, looking at the ways in which activists have sought justice outside of the courts and the criminal justice system. Ultimately, “Take Back the Fight” will demonstrate the crucial role of grassroots organizing in the struggle against sexual violence and the importance of this activism as a tool of both healing and resistance.

Starting on Tuesday, April 10, gallery hours are Noon –  5 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Tours of the exhibition can be arranged by appointment.

For more information, email wlrc@uic.edu.