SOLD OUT: Vote Equity Party - Metropolitan Planning Council

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SOLD OUT: Vote Equity Party

January 10, 2019, 5 to 7 p.m. CT

This is a past event

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council & Elevated Chicago

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This event is currently sold out. However, our party is just one of many happening in communities across the city. Nine other Vote Equity parties will take place this month, hosted by Chicago United for Equity. Here's the full list:

Chicago’s next mayor will lead a city deeply divided by race and income. But it doesn't have to be like this. The upcoming 2019 municipal elections is an opportunity to bring racial equity front and center. And it’s a chance for all of us to reimagine a new Chicago way and work with our elected officials to move our city in a more equitable direction.

The Vote Equity Project allows Chicagoans to offer ideas on how to transform government to build a city that works for all of us. Vote with us on which ideas should guide the next mayor. Then stick with us as we report back on where each candidate stands on your priorities.

This Vote Equity party is one of hundreds that will take place across the city. Join us to vote on your preferred platform, learn more about organizations that have been working on the ground to raise awareness and address issues of inequity in our city, and use your voice to highlight issues and hold candidates accountable during the 2019 election.


Niketa Brar, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Chicago United for Equity

Jaye Hobart, Grants and Project Manager, Truth Racial Healing & Transformation Greater Chicago

Tiffany McDowell, Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Chicagoland Equity Network

Roberto Requejo, Program Director, Elevated Chicago


Kendra Freeman, Director of Community Engagement, Metropolitan Planning Council

This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you please register in advance. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Beverages and light snacks will be provided. If you have any additional questions or need special accommodations, please contact us at

Event Partner

This event is presented in partnership with Elevated Chicagoa partnership of organizations committed to using equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) to drive greater racial equity in the way decisions affecting Chicago’s built environment are made, and to support tangible, positive changes led by community-based organizations. To learn more about Elevated Chicago, please visit

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available! For more information, please contact:

Janet Myers 
Vice President of Philanthropy, Metropolitan Planning Council 

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Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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