Join The Public Square and Chicago Freedom School for this special discussion on housing rights.
CHICAGO – Join The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, and the Chicago Freedom School for a discussion that will examine the fight against evictions and the rights of families who are facing foreclosure. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 24 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Chicago Freedom School (719 S. State St., Suite 3N, Chicago). Frank Edwards, a Rogers Park anti-eviction activist and ally to the Anti-Eviction Campaign, will help kick off this special discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made at www.prairie.org/cafesociety, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 312.422.5580. Space is limited. It is presented by The Public Square and Chicago Freedom School.
ABOUT CAFÉ SOCIETY
This program is part of The Public Square’s Café Society program, which fosters a more robust civil society, more cohesive and interactive communities, greater media literacy, and a more informed and engaged citizenry through weekly conversations about contemporary social issues. The Public Square currently runs four Café Society sites in the Chicago area and one in Carbondale.
Café Society locations:
7-8 p.m., Valois, 1518 E. 53rd St., Chicago
7:30-8:30 p.m., Panera Bread, 1126 E. Walnut St., Carbondale
5-6 p.m., Ron’s Barber Shop, 6058 W. North Ave., Chicago
12:30-1:30 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center’s Randolph Street Café, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago
Roving Café Society – Date, Time, and Location announced the week before.
For those who cannot make these weekly discussions, they can create their own Café Societies using the DIY Café Society Toolkit. For more information on Café Society or to download the DIY toolkit, visit www.prairie.org/cafesociety.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC SQUARE
The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. More information about The Public Square is available at www.prairie.org/publicsquare.
The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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