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    Helene Gayle on Chicago, Lessons in Leadership, and Community

    During Ideas Day, The Chicago Community Trust President & CEO Helene Gayle sat down with Chicago Ideas CEO Jessica Malkin to explore lessons in leadership and what that means to Chicago and its communities.

    Helene Gayle
    President & CEO, The Chicago Community Trust

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    Ideas Day

    Ideas Day (Morning Session Only)

    Jimmy Chin
    Director, Producer, & Cinematographer
    Hannah Gadsby
    Jill Soloway
    Emmy-Winning Writer & Producer
    Senator Dick Durbin
    US Senator
    Helene Gayle
    President & CEO, The Chicago Community Trust
    Cameron Esposito
    Standup Comic, Actor and Writer
    Radha Agrawal
    Co-Founder & CEO, Daybreaker
    Robin Steinberg
    CEO, The Bail Project
    Eboo Patel
    Founder & President, Interfaith Youth Core
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone

    Meaningful, lasting change at a citywide level doesn’t only come from policies or social media—it comes from humans. 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 lunch, 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, encouraging 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 the morning session only. To purchase a ticket for the full day, visit

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