2020 Raby Foundation's Family Chats Conversation Series

November 22, 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 join the APA-IL Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee for the Raby Foundation’s Family Chats, for a series of conversations about the effect of the civil rights movement of yesteryear on institutions of today.

 

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

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Lunch & Panel Discussion

  • IIT Campus, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium, IIT Campus, 3201 South State Street, Chicago, IL

  • 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.

  • RSVP HERE

 

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

  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Dinner, Panel Discussion & Networking

  • IIT Campus, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium, 3201 South State Street, Chicago, IL

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

  • RSVP HERE

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Housing and Civil Rights

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Panel Discussion & Networking

  • UIC Campus, Student Center East, Cardinal Room, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL

  • 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.

  • RSVP HERE

 

Save the Date! Al Raby High School Service Day Project. Al Raby's Birthday, February 19, 2020. Join the Raby family, Raby High School students, faculty, and staff for a day of service in honor of Al Raby’s birthday. 

 

These chats are sponsored by Illinois Institute of Technology’s Community Affairs, University of Illinois’ College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, the American Planning Association, and APA-IL DEI Committee.

The Raby Foundation was formed to honor the legacy of Civil Rights Leader Albert Anderson Raby through community service, activism, and youth leadership development in Chicago. 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.

 

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

 

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