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Sunday, October 29
5:30pm at Chinese Mutual Aid Association
1016 W. Argyle Street

Join us for a discussion moderated by Patricia Nguyen with her father, Vietnamese activist and refugee, Tam Nguyen; staff and clients from Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA); and artists from DON’T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK.

Learn more about the refugee experience in Uptown, the work of CMAA well as the process of creating the performance. Reservations are not required but note that parking is difficult on Sundays near Argyle Street, we encourage you to take public transportation, taxi or come early.

The discussion will end around 6:15pm with the performance beginning at 730pm so note there will be time to eat dinner along Argyle Street between the discussion and show. For tickets to the performance visit: TICKETS.

Patricia Nguyen (Associate Director) is an artist, educator, and scholar from Chicago and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Her research and performance work examines critical refugee studies, political economy, inherited trauma, and state violence in the United States and Vietnam. Patricia has over 15 years experience working in arts education, community development, and human rights. As a performance artist, she has performed at international festivals and museums including the Prague Quadrennial, Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Chile, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She is co-founder and executive director of Axis Lab, a community centered art, food and design studio based in Uptown that focuses on equitable development for the Southeast Asian Community.

Photo above by Michael Brosilow includes actress, Sarah Lo, from our production of DON’T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK along with a projection image by photojournalist, James Bowey’s exhibition, WHEN HOME WON’T LET YOU STAY.