The Chicago Monuments Project Advisory Committee

The Chicago Monuments Project Advisory Committee is a group of community leaders, artists, architects, scholars, curators, and city officials, who are dedicating their time, experience, and expertise to lead this effort. This broad coalition will engage with a wide range of communities and world views to ask questions and bring the perspectives required to do this work on behalf of all Chicago’s people.

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The Chicago Monuments Project Advisory Committee Members

Co-chairs

Mark Kelly

Commissioner

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Bonnie McDonald

President & CEO

Landmarks Illinois

Jennifer Scott

Public Historian & Curator

Members

Rachel Arfa

Commissioner

City of Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

John J. Betancur

Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Michelle T. Boone

President

Poetry Foundation

Romi Crawford

Professor

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Pat Dowell

Alderman

3rd Ward

William Estrada

Artist

Maria Gaspar

Artist

Sergio Giangrande

Former President

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

Adam Green

Associate Professor of American History & the College

University of Chicago

Lisa Yun Lee

Associate Professor in Art History and Gender and Women's Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago

John N. Low

Enrolled Citizen

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Associate Professor

The Ohio State University

Faheem Majeed

Artist

Heather Miller

Enrolled Citizen

Wyandotte Nation

Cesáreo Moreno

Visual Arts Director

National Museum of Mexican Art

Billy Ocasio

President & Executive Director

National Puerto Rican Museum of Arts and Culture

Jon Pounds

Executive Director Emeritus

Chicago Public Art Group

Michael Rakowitz

Artist

S̵a̵n̵t̵i̵a̵g̵o̵ X

Enrolled Citizen

Koasati/Chamoru

Artist

Teresa E. Silva

Executive and Artistic Director

Chicago Artists Coalition

Tyra Smith

Student/Artist

Northwestern University

Cynthia Soto

Initiatives Manager

Spencer Foundation

Nicholas Sposato

Alderman

38th Ward

John Vinci

Principal

Vinci Hamp Architects

Alaka Wali

Curator of North American Anthropology

Field Museum

Amanda Williams

Artist

Folayemi (Fo) Wilson

Artist/Designer

blkHaUS studios

Ernest Wong

Founder & Principal

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