All Free Events
Free Public Discussions
Mark your calendars for these free public discussions touching on some of the most pressing urban issues of our day: poverty, inequality, underemployment, and urban education and health.
All the Public Discussions will be held on the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago at the School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St.
Poverty and the Humanities
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 12-1:30 p.m.
Earl Shorris, founder of the Clemente Course in the Humanities and a National Humanities Medalist.
Poverty and Urban Schooling
Thursday, November 11, 2010, 6:30-8 p.m.
Timothy Knowles, John Dewey Director and Clinical Professor, the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute.
The Social Determinants of Urban Health
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 6:30-8 p.m.
Eric E. Whitaker, Executive Vice President for Strategic Affiliations and Associate Dean for Community-Based Research, University of Chicago Medical Center.
Reforming Urban Schools at Scale
Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.
Charles Payne, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
Community Forum: Promise Zone Initiatives
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.
A panel discussion featuring distinguished representatives from leading community organizations in Chicago involved in the development of Promise Zone initiatives.
Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty in the U.S.
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.
Scott Allard, associate professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
Community Forum: Beyond Promise Zone Initiatives
Thursday, May 12, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.
A panel discussion featuring Mr. Phillip Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black Star Project, Prof. Bonnie Claudia Harrison, from Kennedy-King College, and Thom Hale, from the Montessori Network, who will be discussing bold new educational initiatives taking place across the South Side.
Community Forum on Education and Engagement
Thursday, October 6, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Poverty, Promise, and Possibility Community Forum on Education and Engagement this Thursday evening, Oct. 6th, will be a big one--please join us for a panel discussion featuring Rev. Janette Wilson, from Operation PUSH (see http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Bio--94489584.html), Madelyn James, from Great at Eight and Voices of Illinois Children (see www.voices4kids.org ), and Liz Kirby, Principal of Kenwood Academy High School (see http://www.catalyst-chicago.org/news/2011/06/07/dont-give-veterans-share-their-experience-young-educators). Shaz Rasul, from the Neighborhood Schools Program at the U. of Chicago, will moderate. This will be civic engagement as you have never seen it before! Lobby of the School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St., from 6:30-8 pm. See you there!
Poverty, Inequality, and the Role of Government: Politics, Practices, and Possibilities
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.
Evelyn Brodkin, associate professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago
Poverty, Underemployment and Family Hardship: The Realities of Today's Labor Market for Chicago's Families
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.
Community Forum: Poverty, Promise, and Possibility
Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6:30-8 p.m.
A special community gathering for purposes of previewing and reviewing the educational materials developed through the Poverty, Promise, and Possibility initiative.