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    Why Helene Gayle Believes We Need to Invest in Communities

    Helene Gayle talks about how we need to invest in under-resources communities throughout Chicago in order to address the myriad reprecussions of economic inequity.

    Helene Gayle
    President & CEO, The Chicago Community Trust
    Steve Edwards
    Vice President, Chief Content Officer, WBEZ

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    Idea: Should policy have a conscience?

    A Talk about the state of our union.

    Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Former U.S. Secretary of State
    Chelsea Clinton
    Advocate, Author & Teacher
    Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot
    Co-Chairperson, Chicago Ideas; 56th Mayor of the City of Chicago
    Samantha Power
    Former US Ambassador to the UN; Professor, Harvard University
    JD Vance
    Author, Hillbilly Elegy
    Helene Gayle
    President & CEO, The Chicago Community Trust
    Abby Phillip
    White House Correspondent, CNN
    Brad Keywell
    Founder & Chairman, Chicago Ideas and Founder & CEO, Uptake
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone
    Steve Edwards
    Vice President, Chief Content Officer, WBEZ

    What’s the cost of privilege? Can our policy have a conscience? Is philanthropy enough? Can substantive debates be reduced to 280 characters? We’re asking the big questions that Americans from coast to coast confront on a daily basis. At this Talk, hosted by CNN White House Correspondent Abby Phillip, we’ll reflect on the state of our union as we hear from leaders who are exploring some of the most daunting challenges of our time.

    **Please leave all large bags, backpacks, laptop bags/briefcases and luggage at home. Small clutch bags are permitted (approximately the size of a hand but no larger than 12” x 6” x 12"). All ticket holders are subject to security screening by event security personnel, police officers and/or the U.S. Secret Service.**

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