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Rites of Passage

October 19, December 11, 2015

  •  Rites of Passage is part of Chicago’s Families: Where Community Begins, a collaboration project of the Chicago Cultural Alliance spanning six sites across Chicagoland. This exhibit is co-curated by the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago-Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center and the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago with support from the University of Illinois Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change - African-American Cultural Center and Asian American Resource and Cultural Center.

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Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage explores family traditions. Family traditions are intrinsically connected to important life stages and travel with their respective communities, helping families maintain important bonds. Learn about the traditional Chinese and Ethiopian customs related to birth, marriage, longevity, and death and explore the contemporary cultural practices in Chicago’s Chinese-American and Ethiopian-American communities.