Activist Soup

Fall 2018

Activist Soup is a collaborative, multimedia exhibition created by artists ages six to thirteen years old, celebrating twenty-six living American activists. This multi-generational group of activists has made substantial contributions toward overcoming the societal injustices and oppressive institutions that prevent all of us from living in a truly equitable country.

The people highlighted are the leaders who fight for change and inspire us to join them. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary work, showing us that we can all be activists.

Each letter of the alphabet represents a verb, noun, or adjective related to activism, and each category features one activist. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. We hope to provide a snapshot of the myriad avenues of pursuing a better world and to acknowledge an inspiring group of living activists. We also acknowledge the countless lesser-known citizens working for a cause whose contributions are not always recognized. We hope you will have the opportunity to encounter a new face or two today, and that you are able to learn about the many ways you can, or may already be, an activist.

Come Visit Us

Admission is free for all ages. Donations are gladly accepted.


Monday – Friday 9AM to 4PM
Saturday – Sunday by appointment only
Every 2nd Friday of the month from 6-10PM


2007 S. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Located in the Pilsen Neighborhood on the southern border of the historic Chicago Arts District.

How to book a group tour

A one hour tour includes a conversation around each art exhibit, short video, and an activist button making activity. We are a small, one room museum inside the KIPP Chicago regional office so we can only accommodate groups of 25 people or fewer. Students in grades K-12 welcome! Email to schedule a tour.

Enrollment Interest Forms are now available for the 2021-2022 school year! Sign up below for your spot on the list for seats for next school year!