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.