Press Release


The Public Square and Dr. Pop present a screening of film that explores the relationship between fun and social change. 

CHICAGO – What does fun have to do with social change? How can mimes, super hero costumes, and artistic interventions help to transform a city? Join The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, and Dr. Pop for a special screening and discussion of the film Bogotá Change on Saturday, July 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Decima Musa (1901 S. Loomis St., Chicago).

Bogotá Change tells the story of how Antanas Mockus reshaped an entire city through creativity and an incredible commitment to being human. After the movie, we will share ideas for how to transform Chicago through creative projects with special guest Gilda Haas, former Director of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy and co-initiator of the Right to the City Alliance. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 312.422.5580.

This screening is part of The Public Square’s Civic Cinema series. An exhilarating series of films, forums, and conversations, Civic Cinema uses the most exceptionally creative and engaging documentary films of our times to help communities talk about the most pressing social issues facing us.

The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. More information about The Public Square is available at

The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities.  Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.

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