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Well, welcome, everyone.
Thank you for, joining, us for today's session called Cultural Museum stand strong, their communities.
I'm Peter Vega, executive director.
Of the Chicago, Cultural Alliance.
Before we get before we begin today's session, I wanted to.
Invite Heather Miller are the Chicago Cultural Alliance is board vice president to join me in recognizing indigenous communities of Chicago.
Chicago is the traditional homelands of the council of three fires.
The Odawa Ojibwe, and the patois anime nations.
Many other tribes like the Miami Ho-Chunk, monogamy and Sac and Fox also call this area home.
Located at the intersection of several great waterways.
The land naturally became the site of travel.
And here at healing for many tribes.
Today, Chicago is home to one of the largest urban Indian populations in the country.
And they continue to be a vital part of celebrating the cities culture and history with any land acknowledgment.
This also requires.
Fires, an actionable item on your part and just a way to rethink your relationship with the people who are called this area home.
So I encourage you today to get on your Google search.
If you don't know whose homelands you're on.
I encourage you to take a look into that.
I encourage you to look for a native organizations serving your community and find out, you know, what kind of needs they have and find out some ways to help them.
Because that is truly a way to continue to rethink our relationship with the areas that we live on and that we call.
Home currently, and honor and respect the communities that have lived here since time immemorial, and find ways to celebrate their history and their heritage.
So I think you today for not only allowing us to be here on this land and to give honor and respect that it deserves.
But I thank you so much for coming here to our science.
Today to learn a little bit more about our work.
Wonderful.
Thank you so much, Heather.
And I am excited to be joined by today's panelists, which consists of board members and core members of the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
And before I have.
Each panelists introduce themselves, I just want to take a few minutes introduced the work of the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
The Chicago Cultural Alliance is mission is to connect, promote, and support centers of cultural heritage for a more inclusive.
We are an active consortium of over 40 Cultural Heritage Center.
Museums, and historical societies that span over 30 neighborhoods nine suburbs in the Chicago area, and represent over 30 different cultures from around the world.
Our vision as an organization, as a city where all communities have avoid cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration are integral to the part of Sakai.
Civic fabric.
The Alliance is an organization by of and for cultural heritage organizations started by core members of the alliance through partnerships with the Field Museum in 2008, these cultural centers, more importantly, our of and for their communities and inform all parts of society.
They are anchors for displaced groups.
Bipoc and immigrant communities displaced due to gentrification and many historical reasons for this.
I just wanted to run a few of important terms.
By everyone to make sure that we're all on the same page because we will use these terms a bit throughout the presentation.
Core member is one that we use at the Chicago Cultural Alliance to describe the cultural heritage.
This is that we.
Work with.
They are.
First voice community driven organizations that preserve cultural perspectives and experiences and living history through their programs, exhibits, and collection, work more importantly, also wanted to describe.
What we mean by cultural heritage organizations.
I do believe that cultural heritage organizations often get our under-represented in the museum sector.
We do consider these organizations, they are the art of the art or sorry, the culture of the art and culture sector.
And so I want to just make clear, how we, describe these organizations as community oriented with their primary intent of preserving community benefiting youth, elders, immigrants, ethnic groups, neighborhoods, towns, cities.
And there are programming ranges broadly from cultural, educational, many language, music, and dance programming, human services and activities.
So a lot of things also beyond the arts.
And that's also very important to note.
And core values of the alliance.
I just wanted to share some of the highlights that are important to us.
But many of the core members of the alliance all represent their own communities.
And their voices.
Says guide the alliances, operations and programs.
So we were truly looked to the organizations who founded and started the alliance to guide us through our strategic missions and our strategic planning and what we do within our mission.
We use, heritage, not as an asset or as an asset.
Only to explain history to a dress, contemporary issues so we're often focusing on topics present today and relevant to today's society.
And our programming and all of that is done through collaborative and cross-cultural efforts as much as possible.
To ensure that we are under.
Standing one another's culture and cross cultural understanding.
And for us engagement is simply not about outreach and partnership it is so much more when we return a lot of invitations for partnership.
With a lot of larger museums or foundations, or large organizations.
For us, are the main importance of these partnerships are to co-develop and create ideas, programs, and initiatives.
Unfortunately, oftentimes we reached out to.
Large museums and organizations.
And it's the last minute thought of including some of the cultural organizations that we work with and their programming.
And for us, it's not just about, you know, tasting the video, sorry.
For us, it's not about to chasing the.
The grandson, and the.
Money.
It's about proper co-development of programs and sharing ideas and working together towards our initiatives.
And here just to give you a taste for some of the organizations that we work with, I just wanted to share some photos from some of our events.
You'll get to know some other organizations from our panelists today.
But here's just some highlights for you all to get to.
These organizations are based in neighborhoods of Chicago.
They are essential to the communities represent diverse cultures.
We have organizations in China town, in Albany, park, Logan Square, little village, Bronzeville, all over the city from the west north to the south.
Sides of the city.
Many of these organizations, I imagine most of you may not know that they exist because of how small they are.
There might be storefront organizations or operated by one person or one volunteer, but they also arranged to organizations that., you know, full staffs and full departments and range greatly in terms of the number of staff.
So it's important to know that in terms of how these organizations work and how they work with their individual communities.
So before I hand it off to the presenters, I just wanted to highlight why culture is important to building community and why these organizations are important and vital to the economic development and the cultural development of neighborhoods in Chicago.
Cultural activity.
New communities to areas.
When we invite cultural participation.
We are also reinforcing the the gradual rather than rapid gentrification.
So gentle, we are often talking about how.
Cultural organizations have to represent their communities as voice to prevent centrification in their neighborhoods because we're often seeing many of these cultural neighborhoods disappear.
Some examples are in Greek town.
We have the National Museum.
Who is there and is one of the last standing Greek organizations in the neighborhood.
And that includes some of the restaurants that have closed down in that neighborhood as well.
So we definitely have areas of the city that are developed around community engagement with these individual cultures.
Over the years have lost their cultural heritage because of gentrification.
Many of these organizations also builds bridges across neighborhoods and ethnic divides.
And engaged citizens not only in arts programming, but in civic engagement.
And you'll hear a lot more about that.
In our presentations today as well.
To also share just some events that the Chicago Cultural Alliance organizes in September, we will be launching a new version of our cultural festival called journey Chicago, which will celebrate culture, art, performance, dance.
Music, and food throughout the city of Chicago will be inviting local residents and tourists alike.
Hopefully, we'll have more as the pandemic slowly diminishes.
But we will be inviting people to visit neighborhoods throughout the city of Chicago.
A lot of people forget that Chicago.
Not just about downtown and the city, you know, large downtown area itself, chicago is a city of 77 neighborhoods.
And it's really important for people to get a grasp of the breath of Chicago's culture by visiting all of Chicago's neighborhoods.
One recent example of the impact of culture and neighborhoods and how economic development can be stimulated through cultural engagement.
There was a recent article in the Chicago Tribune that actually just came out last Friday, June 4th.
I highly recommend you.
All to check it out and read it.
But it talks specifically about the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago and the Mexican identity and how that culture is stimulating economic development through its cultural traditions of outdoor markets, outdoor celebrations, and cultural activities that are driving people.
Back into the neighborhood from other neighborhoods across the city.
But also bringing out communities after the pandemic has kept people in doors so much.
So this is just one example and you'll hear from so many other organizations that work on this.
Of economic development in their neighborhoods, which is so much deeper than just arts programming.
That's just the one layer of work that these organizations do.
And so I wanted to bring together today's speakers.
And thank you all for joining us.
I'm going to first invite car1 moan ombre combi from the Swedish American Museum executive director to introduce herself and start us off with her first presentation.
Hi, Peter.
Thank you so much.
And thanks everybody for joining us today.
I think you will all learn that we can talk about our own ethnic backgrounds or cultural heritage forever.
And if people start asking us questions, you're gonna learn a lot.
So in is this Swedish neighborhood one, of those many 77 neighborhoods of Chicago?
I'm gonna start by giving you a little bit of history because we go back to the mid 1700s when a million Swedes between 18501930 immigrated to the United States, many of them settled here in the Chicago area.
Many settled in the downtown area, and around the main part of what was done, she, called which looks quite different than she called her today.
After the fire in 1871, the Swedes started moving north because one of the ways that they knew how to build houses and to be able to afford living home was by building houses and that was no longer available to be done in the city of Chicago.
Problem.
If you go back and look a little bit on history back in 1860.
So shortly after some of the Swedes started arriving, there were 10 ethnic neighborhoods that was tracked in the Chicago land area.
Move forward to 1950, there were 23 groups of immigrants.
And at that point, we also had added Jewish and black as one of those groups of people and it had to do, obviously, you know service and census information.
So ask the sweets moved.
North and the picture you're seeing is Clark Street, which goes right down Anderson Ville, but this is from the 1930s.
I was probably say, so it doesn't look that way today.
The Swedes took care of the area and moved up here.
They also settled in Chicago in that time period because there were jobs creation here.
So joke, we say that Suite's built Chicago.
It's not quite true, but we were part of regular building.
We were part of.
Buckingham Fountain and we were part of the Bahai Temple on the north side of Chicago.
And it's just to show how the growth of Chicago is things to a lot of different neighborhoods.
And different ethnic backgrounds.
I would say in cultural heritages and cultural.
Connections.
So if we can move to talk a little bit about why the Swedish American museum is here.
This is a picture of our building in Anderson Ville, right on the street.
We moved into this building about 10 years after we were formed.
We were formed.
In 1976 by Kurt.
And he was an immigrant from Sweden with his family.
He owned.
A restaurant called SFIA which is still in existence today.
That is probably one of the reasons why the Swedish American Museum is very much part of the Anderson Bill community as a whole.
Because as Kurt first head us in one of those little storefronts that Peter was talking about earlier, that about 1000 square feet where we existed for ten years on the west side of Clark Street.
In 1988, we were able to purchase the old Linde hardware store at 50 north Clark Street, which is now the home of the Swedish American Museum.
Well, as you can tell from the name, Lind hardware, that was, also a Swedish American business.
And it was owned by the Swedish American family Lind, that are, still part of our community today.
But as Kurt was growing., the museum, he went up and down the street and talk to business owners on the street.
Usually family owned businesses and local independent owners.
And asked for their help to really get the, the museum off its feet and get it growing.
In this new building.
See did that he would send them to wear his wife Solvay was making Swedish pancakes for them for lunch.
So it was a way to build community from the beginning.
And that is I think one of the main factors that we have that we are very much connected to the overall company.
Of Anderson.
But in addition to our museum here in Anderson, there are some other larger Swedish American museums throughout the United States there's one in Philadelphia, the American Swedish historical museum that is really focusing on the early immigration in the 6600.
Our museum and American Swedish Institute and in Minneapolis, or focusing on that main immigration that we talked about earlier.
And then in Seattle, there's the National Nordic museum that brings all the Nordic countries together.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
Finland, and a little bit of Iceland and Greenland as well.
So together we connect throughout the United States.
So not just in Chicago, with the growing community of Swedish Americans and Nordic Americans throughout the United States.
And as Peter earlier said.
We are proud core member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
And in this building at 5211 north Clark was actually the beginning of the Cultural Alliance.
They had a little office space in one of our office spaces as they get started.
So how do we move from a very Swedish neighborhood back in the early 1900's and to 1950, when a ten o'clock in the morning, everybody would be in front of their building sweeping the streets side as another way of collaborating and working together.
To Anderson Ville today.
Well, today, I would say looks very much like Sweden is looking today.
A nation and a community of lots of different ethnic backgrounds.
As immigration has grown to Sweden, and Anderson Bill has transformed from just being a Swedish owned business area to a business area in a community of lots of different backgrounds.
We are, continuing, however to really focus on locally on businesses and independently on businesses to keep the community feeling and feeling of home and feeling of knowing each other and caring for each other.
The really great things I feel about Anderson.
I also live in the area is that everybody is caring for each other and that has gone even into sustainability.
And green, which for some of you that made me know a little bit about Sweden, are all about nature.
We are all about sustainability and taking advantage of the green areas that we have.
What I think is also great here is that we not only work with the business district, we've worked a lot with the residential area and we have several different residential groups that are working hand-in-hand with our community and with the business district to make a home, not just for the businesses in for the resident.
And spot for everyone and everyone that wants to come and visit.
One way that you can see that in today is at our farmer's market that has now been going on for about 11 years on Wednesday afternoon, a little bit unusual day for a neighborhood market.
But that's where everybody is gathering and greeting with farmers.
First from the local area, and also with each other.
Another big festival that keeps to the heritage of our area is the Mid Summer Fest Festival.
Well, we're taking a two-year hiatus between 2019 to 2022 when we're back.
But it's GOT started.
Because Midsummer is really a celebration in the, towards the end of June to celebrate summer, celebrate the nature, and making sure that together you are really taking advantage of what is available.
And that has now turned into one of the larger Chicago street festivals.
Do the fun thing about dressing up a mid summer pole that without it's rings could look like across, but it's not, it's a celebration of trees.
Our midsummer pull this on the top of the street because there is no hole in the middle of Clark Street.
But we dance around it together.
Young and old.
Sweden on Swede.
And if you ever come here to that area in German, some street festival, you will become a frog to and sing and dance like a little SUID.
The neighborhood.
What also makes our area unique is that we have to work with three different ultimate.
So in addition to the cultural neighborhoods of Chicago, we are also divided up into 50 plus all dramatic district.
We have one district, 48 on the east side.
Street, and we have 40 on the west side of Clark Street and then south or foster.
We have 47.
So all these are working together, which also makes it a little bit more seamless when things have to happen and we all have to work together.
All of this is.
Together by a very strong endosymbiont Chamber of Commerce.
Together with the business district, together with the museum, to making sure that we work together.
So how is this community really benefiting from each other?
Well, our museum, as you saw from one picture earlier, is one of the larger buildings that has a community center on the first floor.
So that's where we are gathering together.
The other thing that we have is that we have some public art here you see the, you are beautiful sign that is on our parking lot.
The next picture will show.
The Anderson water tower that has to Swedish flag on it.
If we can get to that picture, as the Swedish flag on it, it has been on top of the museum building or the lint hardware building.
Much since its beginning of 1927 when the building was built.
However, we had a three-year period where the water tower had to be removed.
The original wood water tower had to be removed in 2014.
And back again, S an empty water tower.
So we still call it the water tower, but there's no water in it.
But it was really put back things to the strong communication, the strong collaboration I would say our whole community.
There were people crying when we had to remove the water tower in March.
2014, and there were people applauding when we put it back in August of 2017, three years later, or we couldn't have done it without the support of the community.
Because for everyone, when they see the water tower with this Swedish fact, they, know their home they, know they're part of a community in others.
The cultural heritage of Sweden.
And sweet enough today, we also have a dollar horse on the corner of fair good.
And Clark that is an other community place where every family puts their little child on top of the dollar horse and takes a picture.
Or sometimes even the adults, when they may be on nuts.
Sure what they're doing.
In addition to that, more recent public art that is bringing our community together is the Black Lives, Trans Lives Matter mural that is up on catalog where we today have our farmer's market.
And they're more mural paintings planned for our area to break.
Community together and making sure that public art and culture are part of everyone's day.
Other things that we do is holiday events around Christmas that always have a tone instead of a Santa Claus, because that's this Swedish word for Santa, Claus.
And of course, different marketing, marketing events throughout the year.
But as where all one