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    Presented by The Chicago Community Trust
    Ideas Day

    Ideas Day (Full Day)

    Spend your morning experiencing inspiring ideas in a theater, and in the afternoon, hop on a bus to engage in a community project in a Chicago neighborhood.

    Friday, Oct 19, 2018 9:00 - 5:00 PM @ Harris Theater and additional venues

    $90 per ticket

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    DeRay Mckesson
    Co-Founder, Campaign Zero &
    Robin Steinberg
    CEO, The Bail Project
    Eboo Patel
    Founder & President, Interfaith Youth Core
    Robert Fogarty
    Founder & CEO, Dear World
    C.J. Chivers
    Pulitzer Prize–Winning Journalist
    Sam Siatta
    Asiaha Butler
    Co-Founder & President, Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E)
    Chris Harris
    Senior Pastor, Bright Star Church of God in Christ
    Dennis Deer
    County Board Commissioner, 2nd District
    Helene Gayle
    President & CEO, The Chicago Community Trust
    Ideas Day is our premier, daylong event designed to spark action at the moment of inspiration. Attendees will experience moving talks and performances in the morning, and, in the afternoon, have the opportunity to participate in action-based volunteer projects throughout Chicago.

    What if you could take action in a Chicago community at the moment of inspiration? Meaningful, lasting change at a citywide level doesn’t only come from policies or social media—it comes from humans. At Ideas Day, get an opportunity to connect to real people who are affected by the causes you care about and make lasting connections centered around creating better communities. Our re-imagined premier event, Ideas Day is an all-new experience that will give you a day to focus specifically on driving positive change in Chicago.

    During the morning session, take part in a program that will activate your senses and leave you feeling inspired. Hear from visionaries who are fighting for a better future and see groundbreaking performances that create ideas you can feel. After the onstage program, you’ll have an opportunity to take action at the moment of inspiration with the help of Chicago Cares, an organization dedicated to transforming citizens into active participants for change through volunteerism. Together, we'll go to Englewood, Bronzeville, or North Lawndale to participate in volunteer activities with a community organization. The afternoon will begin with lunch with community members, with neighborhood docents who will share the history of their community area and how they see the future. Ideas Day is designed to encourage lasting relationships built around change between you and members of the organization, as well as the Chicago Ideas community. 

    Please note this ticket admits you to both the morning and afternoon portions of Ideas Day. To purchase a ticket for the morning session only, click here.

    The afternoon component of this program is presented by The Chicago Community Trust with additional support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Friday, Oct 19, 2018 9:00 - 5:00 PM
    Harris Theater and additional venues
    205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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