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FIRSTHAND: Segregation

Ari and Ted Richards dream of a safe, welcoming, and vibrant place to raise their young family. So do Tia Brown and her husband Donnell. Pastor Ricky Brown wishes for a truly integrated faith community. Chris Javier hopes for a Chinatown free of anti-Asian hate. Each of these Chicagoans, and many others, have found their goals more challenging to achieve because of a painful reality that has insinuated itself into so many aspects of their everyday lives: segregation. How are these divisions affecting residents and the housing, education, healthcare, and economy in one of America’s most segregated cities? And what can be done to break down these barriers? Read more...



Segregation in the News

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 2/22/22)