Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 6:00 pm
Join WTTW for a preview of IDA B. WELLS, the newest documentary and website in WTTW’s CHICAGO STORIES series, which will bring to life the Chicago investigative journalist, racial justice and equity activist, and suffragist as never before. During this exclusive virtual event, go behind the scenes with WTTW moderator Sylvia Ewing who will lead a conversation with the film’s producer and writer Stacy Robinson, author and Ida B. Wells’ great granddaughter Michelle Duster, and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and creator of the landmark 1619 Project Nikole Hannah Jones.
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 8:00 pm
WTTW News invites you to Chicago Tonight VOICES: A WTTW News Community Conversation. Brandis Friedman, Chicago Tonight co-anchor and host of Black Voices, will moderate the online conversation with community and thought leaders as they discuss the somber one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Panelists will explore what the impact his death has had both locally and nationally, share their thoughts on where the racial justice movement stands, and offer ideas for the path forward.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 - 12:00 pm
WTTW invites you to a virtual community screening of and conversation about two new films: What Will Become of Us and 100 Years From Home. During this exclusive virtual event, go behind the scenes with the films’ producers and directors – Stephanie Ayanian (What Will Become of Us) and Lilit Pilikian and Jared White (100 Years From Home). They will be joined by Dr. Shushan Karapetian, Deputy Director of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The panel will discuss the 100th anniversary of the Genocide, forging identities for the next 100 years, and how Armenian Americans honor their past while unshackling themselves from its trauma.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 6:00 pm
Join WTTW and United Way of Metro Chicago to watch selections from the FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty documentary series and a take part in a conversation exploring how institutions and local leaders can work together to coordinate community-based networks that connect resources with strategies, so that all children and families are able to thrive and grow to their full potential.
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 7:00 pm
Come experience the band that Pink Floyd fans have called “Blindingly Brilliant!” and “Jaw droppingly Authentic”. Brit Floyd, the internationally celebrated tribute band is bringing their extravagant light and music show to Chicago on their widely praised Echoes 2020 Tour!
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