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How to continue a community engagement campaign when a global pandemic rendered in-person gatherings impossible? 


A series of virtual community conversations, featuring panel discussions with thought leaders, pre-produced videos, and live questions from the audience. 

The Great Chicago Fire: A Behind-the-Scenes Preview & Discussion

OCTOBER 9, 2020

Firsthand: Living in Poverty -

A WTTW Preview & Discussion

JANUARY 19, 2021

Firsthand: Living in Poverty -

The Food Insecurity Crisis in Illinois

MARCH 25, 2021

Firsthand: Living in Poverty -

Equity in Education

MAY 7, 2021

Firsthand: Living in Poverty -

The Intersection of Poverty and the Justice System

JULY 16, 2021

Firsthand: Living in Poverty -

Reunion Event

AUGUST 5, 2021

Introducing Firsthand: Segregation – An intimate look at segregation

in Chicago

FEBRUARY 23, 2022

2022 Spring Season:

Chicago Stories Behind-the-Scenes Preview & Discussion

MARCH 30, 2022

Firsthand: Segregation -

Asian Chicago’s Spaces of

Joy and Resistance

MAY 26 2022

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