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Summer Hiatus

Jun 25 2021
Final Event of the 2020-21 Season!

Letters to My White Male Friends: A Conversation with Dax-Devlon Ross, J.D.

Dax-Devlon Ross, J.D.

Author and principal at the social impact consultancies Dax-Dev and Third Settlements.

Marcus Campbell, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent/Principal, Evanston Township High School D202, Evanston, IL

Jun 17 2021

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America

Carol Anderson, Ph.D.

Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies, Emory University

Heather Cox Richardson, Ph.D.

Professor of History, Boston College

Jun 7 2021

Hunt, Gather, Parent: Raising Happy, Healthy, Little Humans

Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D.

Author and global health correspondent, NPR Science Desk

Heidi Stevens

"Balancing Act" columnist for the Chicago Tribune

Jun 1 2021
After-Hours event is open to all!

Life as a QuaranTEEN: Youth Mental Health Post-Pandemic

Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

Psychologist, author, New York Times columnist, and "Ask Lisa" podcast co-host

Saul Arnow

Chair, Mental Health Working Group of the city of Chicago’s Mayor’s Youth Commission

Margo Cicero

Vice-Chair, Mental Health Working Group of the city of Chicago’s Mayor’s Youth Commission

May 25 2021

Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice

Yusef Salaam

Award-winning author, motivational speaker, and criminal justice reform advocate

Reuben Jonathan Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

May 20 2021

The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America

Charlotte Alter

National correspondent for Time magazine

Eli Stone

Chicago-based campaign operative and Brandeis University student

May 18 2021
12:00 PM DAYTIME EVENT!

The Montessori Baby: Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect, and Understanding

Simone Davies

Author, blogger, podcast host, and directress of Jacaranda Tree Montessori in Amsterdam.

Junnifa Uzodike

Founder and head of school, Fruitful Orchard Montessori, Abuja, Nigeria. Co-author, "The Montessori Baby."

Robyn McCloud-Springer

Head of School, Chiaravalle Montessori in Evanston, IL

May 13 2021

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Steven Johnson

New York Times bestselling author, host and co-creator of the Emmy-winning PBS/BBC series How We Got to Now, and host of the podcast American Innovations.

James Hamblin, MD, MPH

Board-certified preventive medicine physician, staff writer at The Atlantic, and lecturer at Yale School of Public Health.

May 12 2021

Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours

Sarah Sentilles

Writer, teacher, and advocate

Sally Field

Two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winning actor

May 5 2021