The Chicago Black Social Culture Map: Community Archiving Day & Web Launch will introduce the first phase of Honey Pot Performance's interactive digital project documenting Black social culture from the Great Migration through the early 21st century. The map features profiles for over 350 different venues, each of which includes basic information, first-person stories, and supplemental media, all collected through collaborative community research.
The Community Archiving Day & Web Launch launch features a daylong event where people are encouraged to bring and share flyers, posters, photos, tapes, and oral histories to be integrated into the growing map. Accompanying programming will include sessions on a range of Black social culture topics and themes found in the map including exploring the history of Chicago's Black recording industry from jazz to house, the evolution of Chicago Blues, the importance of Black social clubs and membership clubs, dance crews from the 1980s to the present, and a special session on Black sociality and spectacle through the intersection of fashion, music, and cultural politics. Attendees will also try out the digital map and begin to add their own stories.