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VIRTUAL: Fireside Chat with Dr. Eve L. Ewing

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite

Join us in a virtual conversation with Dr. Eve L. Ewing, award-winning author and assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, as we begin a new series of programming inspired by our Anti-Racism Resources. Dr. Ewing is a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. 

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. This event will be interpreted live in American Sign Language (ASL).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Ewing’s nonfiction work, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, which examines the 2013 wave of targeted school closings in Chicago’s predominately low-income and African-American south side neighborhoods, is included in our Anti-Racism Resource Guide. Her most recent work, 1919, a selection from last year’s summerlong adult reading program, is a unique collection of poems exploring the story of the Chicago Race Riots of 1919, an event largely neglected in modern discourse. She is also the author of a book of poems, Electric Arches, an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose, which was awarded the 2018 American Library Association Alex Award. She is currently continuing to write the Champions series for Marvel Comics and working on her next book, Original Sins: The (Mis)education of Black and Native Children and the Construction of American Racism.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

This conversation will be moderated by reporter and author Natalie Moore. Moore covers segregation and inequality for Chicago’s WBEZ. Moore’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace, and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. 

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT

This event is presented by Addison Public Library District, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Aurora Public Library District, Cook Memorial Public Library District, Gail Borden Public Library District, Glenview Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake Villa Public Library, Oak Park Public Library, Skokie Public Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, and Wilmette Public Library.

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VIRTUAL: Anti-Racist Book Group: Ghosts in the Schoolyard

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program

Introducing a new collaborative community event as part of our anti-racism journey: the Anti-Racist Book Group. Hosted in collaboration with the Austin Branch of the Chicago Public Library, monthly meetings will be virtual, and registration can be found on both libraries' online calendars. Please join us to discuss Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve L. Ewing.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools." That's how Eve L. Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard, describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside. The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and contempt.

But Ewing knows Chicago Public Schools from the inside: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. And that perspective has shown her that public schools are not buildings full of failures—they're an integral part of their neighborhoods, at the heart of their communities, storehouses of history and memory that bring people together.

Want to hear more from the author? Don't miss our virtual Fireside Chat with Dr. Eve L. Ewing on March 1 at 6 pm. Register now »

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VIRTUAL: Words on Wednesday: Ghosts in the Schoolyard

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join your neighbors to discuss Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve L. Ewing. "Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools." That's how Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard, describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside. The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and contempt.

But Ewing knows Chicago Public Schools from the inside: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. And that perspective has shown her that public schools are not buildings full of failures—they're an integral part of their neighborhoods, at the heart of their communities, storehouses of history and memory that bring people together.
REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

Want to hear more from the author? Don't miss our virtual Fireside Chat with Dr. Eve L. Ewing on March 1 at 6 pm. Register now »
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