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Save the Date - 2020 Raby Foundation's Family Chats

Updated: Dec 28, 2019


Al Raby was an African American civil rights activist, co-chair of the Chicago Freedom Movement in the 1960s and campaign manager for Harold Washington, who became Chicago’s first black mayor in 1983. Please save-the-date to join the APA-IL Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee for the Raby Foundation’s Family Chats, a series of conversations at the intersection of civil rights and planning.

Monday, January 27, 2020 - Education, Places, & Spaces

  • 12-2 pm, Lunch & Panel Discussion

  • MTCC Building, Auditorium, IIT Campus, Chicago

  • Join us for a conversation about the effect of the civil rights movement of yesteryear on Chicago's public education spaces and places of today, including the reclamation of 50 closed public schools.

  • Featuring Bill Gerstein, former CPS educator and Senior Advisor for Leadership Greater Chicago.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Anchor Institutions and Civil Rights

  • 5:30-8 pm, Dinner, Panel Discussion & Networking

  • MTCC Building, Auditorium, IIT Campus, Chicago

  • Join us for a conversation about the dynamic between civil rights movements and anchor institutions in Chicago.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Housing and Civil Rights

  • 5:30-8 pm, Panel Discussion & Networking

  • UIC Campus, Chicago

  • Join us for a conversation about the dynamic between civil rights movements and housing in Chicago.

  • Featuring Dr. Janet Smith, Co-Director of the Voorhees Center at the University of Illinois.

More details to come! Stay tuned!

These chats are sponsored by the APA-IL DEI Committee.

Learn more about the Al Raby and the Raby Foundation at rabyfoundation.org.

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