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    Presented by The Chicago Community Trust
    Talk

    The State of Our Union

    What does it mean to be American today?

    Monday, Oct 16, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM @ Harris Theater

    $15 per ticket

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    Carmen Perez
    Co-Founder, Justice League NYC; Executive Director, The Gathering for Justice
    David Miliband
    President & CEO, International Rescue Committee; Former UK Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    Arthur Brooks
    President & CEO, American Enterprise Institute
    Talk
    Talks are 90-minute electrifying, action-inspiring onstage programs, featuring four to six world class thought leaders who each present ideas on a single theme through either an individual presentation or a one-on-one conversation with a host.

    Let’s not mince words—America's differences are real. It can be easy to to become disheartened and frustrated, but instead of dwelling on everything that is wrong, Chicago Ideas is turning to experts and thought leaders who are pushing for progress.

    Our opening night program will lift up the voices of impactful civic-minded leaders who, through their work, are searching for shared truths and defining what it means to be American—what binds us together, what divides us and what the future holds for our nation.

    When
    Monday, Oct 16, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Where
    Harris Theater
    205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Read how what it means to be American depends on your politics.
    • See Carmen Perez's callout in 2017's Time 100.
    • Follow @HumansofNewYork on social media for a peek into who makes up your city, country, and world.
    • Follow NPR’s “This American Life” podcast series.
    • Volunteers are the backbone of Chicago Ideas Week. Part of our Community of Curiosity, they help with everything from scanning tickets to staffing an activity station. To help out, visit chicagoideas.com/volunteer