Jennifer Scott will discuss the role of monuments and memorials in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Scott is co-chair of Chicago’s new citywide monuments project, launched in August which “will grapple with the often unacknowledged – or forgotten – history associated with the City’s various municipal art collections, and will provide a vehicle to address the hard truths of Chicago’s racial history, confront the ways in which that history has and has not been memorialized, and develop a framework for marking public space that elevates new ways to memorialize Chicago’s true and complete history.” Scott has a background in anthropology and public history, and has previously worked for the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
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