Professor Jennifer Brier Interviewed in a Hyde Park Herald Article

Over the past two summers, youth from the South Side did a deep dive into their physical surroundings and their history and imagined what could rise from it in the future.

“The idea was really, ‘What happens when we engage with young people about the history of their neighborhood? How can it help them imagine healthier and freer futures for their neighborhoods?’” said Jennifer Brier, a gender, women’s studies and history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and one of the two primary investigators (PI) behind “South Side Speculations,” which opened on Jan. 18 at the Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd.

Brier, serves a co-principal investigator for the project, which is slated to be on display at UIC’s African-American Cultural Center in March.