LeVar Burton


Host & Executive Producer, Reading Rainbow & Co-Founder, RRKidz

Whether acting, directing, producing or writing, LeVar Burton can do it all. In his roles of Kunta Kinte in the television series ROOTS and as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation he has received global acclaim. LeVar is most proud of his twenty-six year role of host and executive producer of the Peabody Award Winning PBS children?s television series Reading Rainbow. He recently relaunched the brand on digital platforms and continues his mission of ?using media to help create generations of Americans who are passionate readers.?



Saturday, October 13

Education: New School, Presented by Chicago Tribune

It's no secret that our education system is far from perfect. But change awaits in forward-thinking solutions with students at the top of mind.... read more
Speakers: Rafael Alvarez, LeVar Burton, John Friedman, Liz Dwyer, Rinat Aruh
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

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