Mar 18th 2020

Educator and author Audrey Petty, who wrote the deeply moving High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing, will moderate a conversation about public housing and community journalism that centers the voices of residents and community members. Guests include: Cheryl Reese, former resident of the Ickes Homes; Ethan Michaeli, former Editor in Chief of We the People Media’s Residents’ Journal; and Bettina Chang, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of City Bureau.

Community-driven reporting and journalism has complicated and expanded understandings of public housing, race, and neighborhoods in Chicago. Arts + Public Life presents this narrative focused program as a way to more deeply reflect on the people, architecture and policies that shaped Chicago’s public housing projects.

This program, an S is for Soul Sister exhibition related program, is supported by the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative and Center for the Study of Race, Culture and Politics.

Free and open to the public.

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