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Art & Art History

Migration Stories Workshop



Saturday, June 23, 2018
Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St.

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Migration Stories is a 2-hour audio documentary workshop led by Chicago based DJ Ayana Contreras that explores the rich Chicagoland stories of migration. Contreras will facilitate skills for documenting personal stories through sound, techniques will include writing around quotes, setting scenes, and identifying narrative arcs.


This workshop is capped at 15 participants. To reserve a spot please email, subject line – Migration Stories to


Ayana Contreras is a DJ who spins original vinyl records, many of which were born right here in Chicago. Her radio show, “Reclaimed Soul” on Vocalo 91.1fm, highlights these records, as well as the stories behind them. Ayana was a 2014-15 University of Chicago Arts + Public Life Artist-in-Residence; and her first book, a history of Arts and Culture in post-Civil Rights Era Black Chicago, is forthcoming through Northwestern University Press.