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June 2019

Andy Parker, For Alison in conversation with David Heinzmann

June 8 from 10:00 am - 10:45 am
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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O​n A​ugust 26, 2015, the lives of Andy and Barbara Parker changed forever when their daughter Alison, a journalist for WDBJ7, was murdered on live television near Roanoke, Virginia. In the aftermath, Andy vowed to do “whatever it takes” to end gun violence in America.    

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Inspiring stories from the #pilotina, Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, The Amazing World of Aviation

June 8 from 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Center Stage, 632 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

This compilation of stories includes some of the most important names in aviation and space exploration. From the Wright brothers, who invented the airplane, to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and the first to flyin the space shuttle, these stories will offer the readers the chance to understand how curiosity and hard work (and a little bit of fearlessness), allowed ordinary individuals to become extraordinary. Learn about how their actions contributed to the progress of humankind and…

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The Best Chicago Writer Whose Name You Don’t Know: Miles Harvey, Carolyn Alessio and Emily Olson-Torch

June 8 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Grace Place (2nd Floor), 637 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605
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This panel probes a fascinating story of literary revival. When the award-winning essayist Rafael Torch died at age 36 from a rare form of cancer in 2011, his career was just beginning to take off. Now, thanks to the work of creative-writing students at DePaul University, his memoir has been published for the first time. More than 15 years in the making, The Garcia Boy explores issues that are more pressing than ever. As the son of an undocumented Mexican…

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National Book Critics Circle: Who’s a Critic? Walton Muyumba and Elizabeth Taylor in conversation with Carlos Lozada

June 8 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Harold Washington Library Center: Multipurpose Room, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Before Washington Postcritic Carlos Lozada won the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, he won the NBCC’s Nona Balakian Prize for Excellence in Reviewing. Lozada will appear in conversation with Board members who awarded him that prize: Walton Muyumba and past President Elizabeth Taylor. They will discuss book criticism in the age of Goodreads and Amazon, and why it matters.     Carlos Lozada is The Washington Post nonfiction book critic and the winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. He was…

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Rachel Louise Snyder, No Visible Bruises in conversation with Eve Ensler

June 8 from 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Rachel Louise Snyder’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and the Washington Post. No Visible Bruises was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. An associate professor at American University, Snyder lives in Washington, D.C.   Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon The Vagina Monologues has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Her latest book The Apology is out now…

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Eve Ensler, The Apology in conversation with Natalie Moore

June 8 from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Harold Washington Library Center: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon The Vagina Monologues has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Her latest book The Apology is out now from Bloomsbury.   Natalie Y. Moore is a journalist at WBEZ. She is author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing…

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Kathleen Belew, Bringing the War Home in conversation with Carlos Lozada

June 8 from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Kathleen Belew, author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America, uncovered the lives of white power militant subjects over the course of a decade. She is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago and has appeared on Fresh Air, Weekend Edition, and CBS.   Carlos Lozada is The Washington Post nonfiction book critic and the winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. He was also named a Pulitzer finalist in 2018 and…

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Justin Driver, The Schoolhouse Gate in conversation with Noam Scheiber

June 8 from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Justin Driver is the Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. A graduate of Brown, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, Driver clerked for Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Sandra Day O'Connor. He lives in Chicago.        

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Rescuing Jesus for the ‘Religious Left’: Author/journalist Deborah Jian Lee “In Conversation” with the Rev. Amity Carrubba, rector of Grace Episcopal Church/Grace Place

June 9 from 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Grace Place (2nd Floor), 637 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605
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In today's fractured political and religious climate, what role could -- and should -- progressive communities of faith play in addressing America's most important challenges, from immigration and economic inequality to race and LGBTQ+ issues, and beyond? Chicago author and journalist Deborah Jian Lee, author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelism, sits "in conversation" with the Rev. Amity Carrubba during Grace Church's 10 a.m. service. Afterward, join Deborah downstairs inside Grace Place,…

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The Human Toll of Gun Violence: An American Summer with Alex Kotlowitz in conversation with Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ Chicago

June 9 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Author and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz spent the summer of 2013 researching how gun violence shapes the City of Chicago. In his most recent book An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, Kotlowitz, author of the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, chronicles the stories of individuals impacted by gun violence upending what we think we know about gun violence in America. Join WBEZ Chicago’s Shannon Heffernan for a conversation with the author and some of the individuals profiled…

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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
Center Stage, 632 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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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…

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Charlene Carruthers, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements in conversation with Karen Hawkins

June 9 from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Charlene Carruthers is a strategist, writer and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation and author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.   Karen Hawkins is interim co-editor in chief of the Chicago Reader, and the founder and owner of Rebellious Magazine for Women, a digital feminist media company.

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