Introducing FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION – An intimate look at segregation in Chicago

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FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION - An intimate look at segregation in Chicago
(L-R) José Rico, Pastor Ricky Brown, Nan Parson, Tonika Johnson

Introducing FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION – An intimate look at segregation in Chicago

When

Tue, February 22, 2022
6:00 pm

Where

Join the virtual event here

You are invited to the kickoff event for FIRSTHAND: Segregation, a year-long WTTW initiative that explores segregation in Chicago with a documentary series, expert talks, text and visual journalism, and community discussions.

According to a recent study by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago is one of the most segregated big cities in America. And it comes at a cost. On February 22, 2022, join WTTW for an intimate virtual conversation about segregation in Chicago and how the city’s divisions take a toll on individual residents. Watch highlights from the documentary series and join in the Q&A, co-hosted with Metropolitan Planning Council and the Folded Map Project. WTTW Executive Producer Dan Protess will moderate a live conversation with Tonika Johnson, creator of the Folded Map Project; Pastor Ricky Brown, founder of the New Creation Church; José Rico, director of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Greater Chicago; and Nan Parson, co-founder and chair of Action Ridge.   

FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION is part of WTTW's award-winning FIRSTHAND multiplatform, multi-year initiative focusing on the firsthand perspectives of people facing critical issues in Chicago. Visit the website (wttw.com/firsthand) on February 22 to explore all the elements of the project.

This event is free, but RSVP below is required.

Lead support for FIRSTHAND:  Segregation is provided by Ann and Rich Carr.

Major support is also provided by the Jim and Kay Mabie Family; The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation; Edwardson Family Foundation, in memory of Ed Marciniak; The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; Denny and Sandy Cummings; Philip and Rene Alphonse; Lewis Collens and Nancy Sindelar; The Duncan Family; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; Larry and Mary Mages; Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation; Rande and Cary McMillan; and Neal Gerber Eisenberg, in honor of Scott Fisher (as of January 17, 2022).


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