Sacred Stages: A Church, A Theatre, and A Story

Overview Sacred Stages: A Church, A Theatre, and A Story (28 min, 37 sec), released in 2014, tells the unique and …

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Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness

  Overview The film is dedicated to a vision of whiteness that is anti-racist and rooted in economic justice. Silk …

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Aphasia Talks

After suffering a stroke, Silk Road Cultural Center’s Founding Co-Executive Artistic Director, Malik Gillani, has been on a journey of …

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Spoken Essay

Generating ideas and discourse has always been what we do. Spoken Essay is an emerging collection that poses difficult questions and imagines …

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Putting It Together: Muslimness, Queerness, and Joy

On September 12, 2022, Founding Co-Executive Artistic Director, Jamil Khoury, moderated an extensive conversation with panelists Imam Daayiee Abdullah, Dr. …

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Silk Road Announces New Paths

Founded 20 years ago by creative and life partners Jamil Khoury and Malik Gillani as Silk Road Theatre Project, Silk …

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Theater director fights to reclaim his voice

In this WGN-TV Cover Story, news reporter Gaynor Hall and photojournalist Vincent Tagle report on how Founding Co-Executive Artistic Director …

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Silk Road Co-Founder Honored

Congratulations to Silk Road Cultural Center's Co-Founder and Co-Executive Artistic Director Malik Gillani on being named a 2021 Leader for …

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Black teen writers’ short plays on racial equity brought to life on YouTube

CHICAGO - Black middle- and high-school teens from six Chicago Public Schools who were trained in virtual playwriting courses created …

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2021 Leaders for a New Chicago Names Silk Road’s Malik Gillani

The Field Foundation of Illinois, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, announced today the 2021 …

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Community leaders get $50K grants to make a difference

The Field Foundation, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, has named its 2021 “Leaders for a New Chicago," 10 community leaders who …

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‘I was shocked’: $50,000 each goes to 10 Chicagoans who are making a difference in their communities

Shock, that’s how LaSaia Wade describes finding out about being awarded $50,000 for her leadership skills as founder and executive director of Brave …

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Leaders for New Chicago gives $50K grants to 10 who help city areas impacted by structural racism

A 30-year-old dancer who co-founded the Era Footwork Crew, a group that uses “footworking,” a uniquely Chicago-style dance, to bring communities …

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Building-Size Mural Honors Loop Workers

A mural honoring the 370,000 people who work in the Loop has been installed on a building along Ida B. …

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Will Silk Road Rise Again? Will We?

I’d been thinking about Silk Road Cultural Center, the mission-driven performing arts company founded by Jamil Khoury and Malik Gillani in 2002, before I got …

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