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DeBt for Kids

Wednesday, June 29, 2016–Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St.

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Why is there a silent B in debt? Where is debt located? And if I can’t see it, is it still there?

Maybe debt is a tall tale that is told by bankers, the mayor, the governor and other decision-makers in the city of Chicago as an excuse to give up hope and drain all the resources out of the Chicago Public School system. This story time revolves around a magical children’s book co-written by artist Cassie Thornton and CPS educator Elizabeth Coughlan about debt—a monster that is made by adults but best understood by children.

These workshops are geared to young children born around the 2008 financial crisis (ages 7–12) and their parents, but all are welcome.

DeBt for Kids will be happening every Wednesday at 3pm throughout the exhibition:

  • June 29
  • July 6
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27

These workshops are organized by the Feminist Economics Department (the FED) as part of Mystery Hands, a project developed for kids to understand the issues of Precarity: the exhibition and the idea.