Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

All other events happen intermittently


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Comfort Station presents Chicago Reading Africa: Black is the Color

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

Comfort Station is delighted to host Chicago Reading Africa series.

Black is the color and varied are the possibilities.

In honor of Nina Simone, as we approach the 13th anniversary of her death, we are holding space to confront the issue of colorism in film. We'll view short films, clips, and other moving images that either directly interrogate the matter or show us the varied possibilities of black skin color on screen. Afterward, in lieu of our standard discussion format, we'll converse throughout an image-making activity.

A few readings:

A True Picture of Black Skin by Teju Cole

A Dialogue on Institutional Colorism and Moving Toward Healing with Dr. Yaba Blay by Kimberly N. Foster (Audo Interview) 

Nina Simone's Time is Now, Again by Salamishah Tillet

Nina Simone's Sacred Skin by Fanta Sylla

About Chicago Reading Africa
Created by two book-loving sisters, Chicago Reading Africa is a space for Chicago readers who appreciate global perspectives. Join us, or by signing up for our Newsletter.


Chicago Reading Africa is every third tuesday of the month at Comfort Station Logan Square.