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RESIST! Make America Love Again/ The Weight of Words

  • The Comfort Station 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

The Weight of Words is an interactive performance piece that addresses President Trump’s use of divisive, hate-filled language. Paper shredders will be installed at the Comfort Station, along with stacks of paper that contain sexist, racist, fascist, homophobic, Trump tweets and/or quotes. Visitors are invited to shred Trump’s words with the shredders, both as an act of catharsis and activism. The shredded paper will be used to stuff handmade ankle weights that have individual metal placards containing Trump's words, symbolizing the collective weight his compassionless rhetoric has had on the world.

During the exhibition a postcard writing station will be set up so viewers can write to both the White House and to their representatives.

Make America Love Again stickers will be given out free of charge throughout the duration of the performance.

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Earlier Event: September 10
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Later Event: November 9
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