Featured Events

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04/18/19
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Head of the Class; EdTech Booming in Chicago: Greg Fenton, Co-Founder, RedShelf
Novel Coworking, Chicago IL
Startup Grind

Greg Fenton is co-founder and CEO of RedShelf, a Chicago-based EdTech company helping to make education both more affordable and more effective by replacing yesterday’s pricey print publications with today’s more dynamic and far less expensive digital content.


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04/27/19
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emily Bazelon on Prosecutorial Power
UIC Forum, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

In Charged, investigative journalist and legal analyst Emily Bazelon reveals how large a role prosecutors play in determining the outcome of a case.


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04/27/19
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stacey Abrams on Leading From the Outside
UIC Forum, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

In Lead from the Outside, Abrams offers not only a memoir of her own rise to leadership, but a “handbook for outsiders”—a how-to guide for women, people of color, and other “Other” future leaders.


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04/28/19 - 05/02/19
All Day
GOTO Chicago 2019
Navy Pier, Chicago IL
GOTO Chicago

GOTO Chicago 2019 highlights the technologies, methodologies and skills you need to know today to build systems of the future. Learn about new trends, connect with industry experts, share your passion, and grow your skills.


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04/29/19
9:45 am - 11:00 am
Personal Identity, Gender, and Journalism in the Middle East
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Reporting from an area of ongoing social, religious, and political tensions, she confesses to her own internal contradictions brought about by her upbringing, her personal opinions, and her professional experiences. How does identity inform journalistic approaches and interviews? How does it shape the stories we tell and the ways we tell them?


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04/29/19
11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Melinda Gates:The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
Marriott Marquis, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago

Melinda Gates makes The Executives’ Club one of the first events following the release of her new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.


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04/29/19
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Caught in the Middle: Germany's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

As the era of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership comes to a close, how will Germany confront the foreign policy challenges it faces? In what ways will Germany’s internal politics affect its decision-making on external issues? Will the US pullback from the world stage be met with more robust German diplomacy?


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04/30/19
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Transformative Science and Tech: The Innovator's Journey
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Museum of Science and Industry for a conversation with some of the brightest young minds in science and technology, as they chart their journey from simple idea to transformative technology.


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05/01/19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Train. Organize. Win. Training from the POWER Institute - Spring 2019
GCE Lab School, Chicago IL
Civic Lab

“TIF 101 – Organizing For Economic Justice” – Did you know that Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts pulled over $493 million in property taxes out of our communities in 2017? How does this secretive program impact our communities? How can you organize around these harms? What’s the deal with the three new mega-TIFs the mayor is rushing through City Council? Learn from the TIF Illumination Project – we’ve been invited to do 75 community presentations since 2013!


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05/02/19
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Deborah Lipstadt on Antisemitism
Francis W. Parker School, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

The award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial: Holocaust History on Trial comes to CHF to deliver a penetrating and provocative analysis of antisemitism, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the political right and left: from white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, to a gay pride march in Chicago that expelled a group of women for carrying a Star of David banner. Deborah Lipstadt painstakingly elucidates history’s ongoing manifestations of “the hate that will not die,” and contextualizes contemporary antisemitism through a long historical lens.


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05/04/19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fighting for Civil Rights in the Digital Age
Venue SIX10, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

Citron’s research and thought leadership (including the book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace), highlight some of the most pointed questions of our day, including how (and whether) to legislate around complex issues such as cyberstalking, online privacy, and what is and isn’t considered internet harassment.


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