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Cabrini Green Echoes of History: Lookingglass Ensemble Member, J. Nicole Brooks and Ben Austen, High-Risers
June 9 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
J. Nicole Brooks is a playwright, actor, director, social justice warrior and essayist born and raised in Chicago. She is author of Her Honor Jane Byrne, HeLa, Fedra, and Black Diamond. As an actor she works the stage and television with a recurring role on Showtime’s The Chi.
Ben Austen is the author of High-Rises: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing, a 2018 Booklist best book. A story consultant on the podcast The City and a senior fellow at the Invisible Institute, his writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and many other publications.