Nov 2nd 2017

The Soap Box Ball

@ Co-Prosperity Sphere

3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Thursday, November 2nd, from 7PM - 10Pm

Time to get on your soap box.

The SOAP BOX BALL is here! Celebrate two years of CITY BUREAU, a nonprofit journalism lab that’s changing the way people interact with news, information, and civic power.

Join us for an evening of storytelling, delicious food, drinks, dancing, raffle prizes, and more.

Our special guests:
– LILY BE, host/producer of The Stoop, co-founder of The Hoodoisie
– NATE MARSHALL, writer, educator and director of national programs at Louder Than a Bomb
– KRISTEN KAZA, principal/producer at No Small Plans, creator/host of SloMo
– RAE CHARDONNAY, founder of Black Eutopia and one-third of Party Noire, will be DJing
– More to come!

EARLY BIRD TIX: $45 – until Oct. 26
Tickets include access to the event, food, and open bar all night. All ages are welcome, we will be carding for open bar.


We love a good party, and this event is extra special because City Bureau is launching its brand-new membership program, the PRESS CLUB. City Bureau is all about putting power in the hands of people—this donation program ensures we will forever remain accountable to YOU, our neighbors and community members. Members who sign up at $25/month level — SILVER — will get a buy one/get one free discount code for the event, along with lots of other great perks!


The evening’s schedule:
7pm – Arrive, mingle, enjoy food/drinks and more
8:20pm – Storytelling portion begins
9:20pm – Raffle/silent auction ends
10pm – Wrap up, pick up your prizes, see you next time!

City Bureau is an award-winning nonprofit journalism lab based in Woodlawn. We bring journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce equitable media coverage and encourage civic participation. We are reimagining the local media landscape, providing job training and community-oriented workshops, with the goal of diversifying and improving access to news and information.

Official Website

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