Hooligan Hangouts: Damon Williams
We’re excited to have movement-builder, organizer, hip-hop performing artist, educator and media maker Damon Williams as our December Hooligan Hangouts guest! Damon will join Hooligan in a three part evening of chatting, performing and celebrating to honor his many passions. Come hang out and appreciate the many facets of Damon Williams!
Watch/listen Damon’s debut song here.
Tickets $10 online, $12 door.
More about Damon:
Damon A. Williams is a movement builder, organizer, hip-hop performing artist, educator and media maker from the south side of Chicago. He is the co-director of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, an artistic activist organization birthed out of supply trips to support the Ferguson uprising in resistance to the murder of Mike Brown. Williams and #LetUsBreathe transplanted the experiences from the front lines and continue to organize direct actions and community enrichment events throughout the streets of Chicago and in their movement building community center The #BreathingRoom Space, with the mission of utilizing cultural production and popular education to redistribute power and resources, eradicate systemic violence, and transform inequity. He also works with the Chicago Torture Justice Center birthed from Chicago’s historic reparations ordinance to support survivors of torture by the hands of police. In the summer of 2020 Damon co-created the Black Abolitionist Network and launched #DefundCPD, a mass redistributive campaign aiming to redirect power and resources away from the Chicago Police Department. Damon is also the co-creator of AirGo Media, a movement media hub showcasing culture workers reshaping Chicago and beyond for the more liberatory and creative.