Family Action Network events are always free and open to the public.

No tickets, no admission charges, no RSVPs — no barriers! Seating is first-come, first-served (though we save a few for our volunteers and sponsors, of course). Events featuring nationally-renowned speakers often get crowded, so we recommend that you arrive early to get your preferred seat.

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Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

Emily Bazelon

Staff Writer at The New York Times Magazine, Truman Capote fellow for Creative Writing and Law and Lecturer at Yale Law School

Sep 26 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Evanston Township High School Auditorium

Interview by Maria Hawilo, JD, Distinguished Professor in Residence, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Grand Rounds Presentation

Grand Rounds: Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Founding director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine.

Oct 1 2019 9:00 am - 10:30 am

New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium

Grand Rounds for clinicians, 1.5 CEU hours available. http://www.bit.ly/BrackettFAN

Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Founding director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine.

Oct 1 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium

The Water Dancer: An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates

National Book Award-winning author of We Were Eight Years in Power, Between the World and Me, and The Water Dancer.

Oct 4 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Evanston Township High School Auditorium

Interview by Hanif Abdurraqib, poet, essayist, and cultural critic

Past Events

Latin School of Chicago
Paul Tough

Bestselling author of How Children Succeed, Helping Children Succeed, and the forthcoming The Years That Matter Most

Sep 17 2019

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

New Trier High School/Northfield
Paul Tough

Bestselling author of How Children Succeed, Helping Children Succeed, and the forthcoming The Years That Matter Most

Sep 16 2019

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us