Blood Lines: Opening Program and Reception, Saturday July 27th 7 pm

Join us at Augustana (55th and Woodlawn) on Saturday July 27th at 7 pm for the opening program of the Blood Lines visual and sonic exhibition, followed by a reception afterwards. In 1919 people of color were limited by where they could live, where they could work, and where they could recreate. Sometimes the lines … More Blood Lines: Opening Program and Reception, Saturday July 27th 7 pm

Where Do You Fit In?

By Pastor Goede This is a picture of my grandfather, Ralph Martensen, as a young man. He was 19 years old in 1919. He came to Chicago for three or four years before he was married, to work in a factory, because he could make a lot more money here than he could at home … More Where Do You Fit In?

Peace Camp

Commemorating 1919: Remembering all that came before and after the race riots, envisioning what comes next Sign up for the 2019 Peace Camp online by clicking on this link. This year’s theme is around our city’s commemoration of the 1919 race riots. We’ll work together to construct a big timeline of events that led to … More Peace Camp

LYRA Sings The Lord’s Prayer at Augustana

Last night, LYRA, a vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg Russia performed for fifty people in Augustana’s acoustically excellent sanctuary. A beautiful performance about 2/3’s music from the Russian Orthodox Church tradition and the remaining were compositions inspired by Russian folk songs. Co-sponsored by St. Makarios the Great Orthodox Mission in Hyde Park. The visual for … More LYRA Sings The Lord’s Prayer at Augustana