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A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom

Brittany K. Barnett

Award-winning attorney and founder of the Buried Alive Project, Girls Embracing Mothers, XVI Capital Partners, and Milena Reign LLC

Jeanne Bishop

Assistant Public Defender, Cook County Public Defender’s Office, and adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Sep 24 2020

Riding the Crisis Roller Coaster: Positioning Yourself Emotionally Amidst Volatility

Nancy Koehn, Ph.D.

Historian and James E. Robinson Chair of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Manuel Cuevas-Trisán

Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Northwestern University

Sep 17 2020

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own – A Conversation between Eddie Glaude Jr., Ph.D. and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Ph.D.

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Jul 28 2020

Face Forward: Leading Courageously in Crisis

Nancy Koehn, Ph.D.

Historian and James E. Robinson Chair of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Tom Flemma, Ph.D.

Head of School, North Shore Country Day School

Jul 21 2020

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Wes Moore

Bestselling Author, Army Combat Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, and Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood

Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ph.D.

Video/Broadcast Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Jul 13 2020

Midwest Made: Poets in Chicago

Tara Betts

Author, educator, lit editor

Mayda Del Valle

Poet, performer, teaching artist

Julian David Randall

Author, performer, educator

Jennifer Steele

Executive Director, 826CHI

avery r. young

Writer, performer, educator, composer, producer, visual artist, activist

Jul 8 2020

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D.

Affiliate Associate Professor of Education, University of Washington

Jun 12 2020

Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting Under Covid-19

Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

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

May 5 2020

POSTPONED! Sex Differences in Alzheimer’s Risk and The Weill Cornell Women’s Brain Initiative

Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.

Director of the Women's Brain Initiative and Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College

Apr 3 2020