The Fight for a Black Middle Class

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/18/17
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Location
Morningstar

Hosted by
Chicago Ideas Week


The Fight for a Black Middle Class

Chicago Ideas Week

Can the American Dream be redefined?

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 5:30 – 6:45 PM @ Morningstar
For every dollar a white family has, a black family has a little over a nickel. With this harsh disparity in place, what does the black middle class look like and where does it fit in? In this collaborative program with the documentary, Against All Odds: A Fight for a Black Middle Class, we’ll sit down with filmmakers and stakeholders to explore the often heroic efforts of black families to pursue the American Dream in the face of unrelenting barriers. What does it mean to be middle class for black families in Chicago, and can the American Dream be redefined?
Bob Herbert
Director, Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class
Natalie Moore
South Side Reporter, WBEZ; Author, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation
Adam Green
Associate Professor of American History at University of Chicago
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