Chicago Style: Sanctuary Cities

Date(s) - 02/15/18
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

University of Chicago Institute of Politics

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Institute of Politics

Chicago Style: Sanctuary Cities (OFF THE RECORD)

University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Please join us for a conversation on Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city and the ways in which national dialogue and decisions surrounding immigration have affected immigrant communities. We will be joined by Seemi Choudry, Director of the Office of New Americans, created by the Office of the Mayor. Ms. Choudry has worked in community development throughout Chicago, and as Director of ONA she will address the intersection of federal policy with local implementation.

Dinner will be provided.

This event is part of the “Chicago Style” series, in which the Institute of Politics invites a prominent elected official, policymaker, political operative, journalist, lobbyist or organizer to our historic home on South Woodlawn for an informal conversation about their life in politics and the issues of importance to them today. The format is simple: Our invited speaker begins the conversation with 10 to 15 minutes of remarks—and then opens the floor to questions. The goal is to give students a rare, inside glimpse into the political process and the lives of people in public service. The conversations are always off the record, and they’re always accompanied by a delicious meal from a Chicago restaurant.