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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Fair Play: A System for Domestic Rebalance

Eve Rodsky

Author, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), and Founder, Philanthropy Advising Group.

Oct 14 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium

Grown & Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults

Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington

Co-Founders, Grown and Flown

Oct 15 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Anthony Abraham Jack, Ph.D.

Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Oct 23 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University

Year of the Monkey: An Evening with Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Writer, performer, and visual artist

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

Evanston Township High School Auditorium

The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World

Adam Waytz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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

North Shore Country Day School Auditorium

Past Events

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

The Water Dancer: An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Grand Rounds Presentation
Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

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

Oct 1 2019

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