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Public Humanities Award

Join us on Thursday, May 21 at 12-noon for a FREE live streamed event as we celebrate Sylvia Ewing and Eve L. Ewing with the Public Humanities Award and Weinberg/Newton Gallery with the inaugural Beacon Award.

Sylvia Ewing is a nonprofit executive at Elevate Energy, producer of events that build community and move people to action, and a former journalist. Eve, a professor focusing on race and education, was raised to ask questions and lift her voice in service to communities. She is an award-winning author of three books and multiple projects for Marvel Comics.

This year we will present our first Beacon Award to the Weinberg/Newton Gallery for their commitment to creating space for dialogue about the many social justice issues that concern our local Chicago community and beyond

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