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Welcome by Chicago Public Library Commissioner Andrea Telli, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Ald. Sophia King, Bonnie Sanchez Carlson, Near South Planning Board, sponsors David Hiller of Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Matt Doubleday of Wintrust; Program with 2019 Harold Washington Award Winner Alex Kotlowitz, An American Summer and Liz Dozier; Introduced by Creative Director, Elizabeth Taylor will begin immediately following welcoming remarks
June 8 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alex Kotlowitz is the author of the national bestseller There Are No Children Here. Kotlowitz’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and on public radio’s This American Life. He is a writer in residence at Northwestern University.
Liz Dozier is a former educator and current Founder & CEO of Chicago Beyond, an impact investor that backs the fight for youth equity by fueling ideas, organizations, and people. Since 2016, Chicago Beyond has invested $30M+ in 14 nonprofits and a community leader that fight for all youth to achieve their fullest potential.