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2018 Chicago Program

Speaker Bella BAHHA

Wednesday, January 17, 2018  Noon
Arthur J. Rubloff Building (375 E. Chicago Ave)
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Room 800
In collaboration with the Children and Family Justice Center, we welcome speaker Bella BAHHS (Black Ancestors Here Healing Society). BAHHS joins us from The Decarceration Collective, an anti-carceral law firm and consultancy, to talk criminal justice, community construction and coalition building.

Documentary - 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green 

Thursday, January 18, 2018 
Rubloff 150 (375 E Chicago Ave)
Reception 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm (Lowden Hall, 357 E. Chicago Ave.)
Viewing: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Discussion: 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed-income neighborhoods. Shot over the course of 20-years, 70 Acres in Chicago documents this upheaval, from the razing of the first buildings in 1995, to the clashes in the mixed-income neighborhoods a decade later. 70 Acres in Chicago tells the volatile story of this hotly contested patch of land, while looking unflinchingly at race, class, and who has the right to live in the city.

Keynote Address: Charles Blow

Thursday, January 25, 2018  Noon
Thorne Auditorium (375 E. Chicago Ave.)
Charles Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and CNN commentator, delivers the 2018 MLK Commemoration keynote address. Open to the public. Sign language interpreted event. RSVP: