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    Chicago: Where Diversity Meets Segregation

    A group of leading Chicago community organizers and reporters explore some of the most creative solutions for bridging the gap between the "two Chicagos."

    Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 12:00 - 1:15 PM @ Morningstar
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    Chicago: Where Diversity Meets Segregation
    Natalie Moore
    South Side Reporter, WBEZ; Author, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation
    Bridget Gainer
    Cook County Commissioner, Chicago’s 10th District
    Sheldon Smith
    Executive Director and Founder, The Dovetail Project
    Rami Nashashibi
    Executive Director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network
    Sonya Harper
    Illinois State Representative, 6th District
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    Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

    Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most segregated. From rising gun violence to a historically unprecedented pension crisis to an underfunded public school system, the city is facing a lot of challenges, and its most vulnerable communities are bearing the brunt of it all. The problems in Chicago did not happen overnight, though—a long, complicated and corrupt history got us here. Join a group of leaders from the city for a look into the problem of structural racism, and some of the most creative and unique solutions for bridging the gap between the “two Chicagos.”

    When
    Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 12:00 - 1:15 PM
    Where
    Morningstar
    22 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
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    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Getting involved in communities that aren’t your own. Consider participating in our #Chicago77 challenge and try to visit all 77 of Chicago’s community areas during a set time frame.

    • Dig deeper by picking up a copy of The South Side by reporter Natalie Moore.

    • Read the Chicago Urban League’s Blueprint for an Equitable Chicago: A 10-Year Plan

    • Vote this November to have an impact on local issues.

    • Learn more about The Dovetail Project and consider donating.

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