Exclusively for CAC members • Join Jazz Institute of Chicago executive director Heather Ireland Robinson on a video tour through the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, where she grew up.
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Progam Speaker: Heather Ireland Robinson
Heather Ireland Robinson is the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Executive Director. Committed to providing creative opportunities to communities, she also served as Executive Director of the Beverly Arts Center and the historic South Side Community Art Center. With a 22+ year career, Heather’s experiences have included leadership, programming and management with some of the Chicago’s foremost institutions, including After School Matters, Gallery 37, The Chicago Park District and Marwen. Heather taught theatre and poetry performance at the South Shore Cultural Center and has developed performance and arts integration workshops. She was the founder of The People's Jazz Theatre, and her children’s plays have been produced at the DuSable Museum and the Chicago Cultural Center. Heather holds a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana and an MFA in Acting from DePaul University.
Program Speaker: Angela Esposito
As the CAC’s Senior Manager of Education and Experience, Angela Esposito engages Chicago’s youth in educational programs that teach them how to interpret the built landscape. She also is responsible for training CAC staff and volunteers who lead student experiences. Esposito is passionate about providing access and exposure to design for students who are underrepresented in STEAM fields, such as architecture, engineering and urban planning. For more than 10 years, Esposito worked in the fields of architecture and design as a project superintendent. She is a regular public speaker for the CAC and her work with the CAC’s all-girls architecture program, Girls Build!, has been featured on WTTW/PBS and in several print publications. Esposito holds a degree in Interior Architecture and Art History, as well as a post- graduate degree in Secondary Education, with a focus on civics and government. She is often invited to speak to partners, educators and industry professionals about gender and inclusion in STEM fields, incorporating architecture into classroom curriculum and Chicago’s architectural history.
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