POSTPONED | FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence, in partnership with WTTW - Metropolitan Planning Council

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POSTPONED | FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence, in partnership with WTTW

April 28, 2020, 5 to 7 p.m. CST

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

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council, WTTW

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The Metropolitan Planning Council is carefully considering the impact on upcoming events and closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The health, safety, and well-being of attendees and staff is our highest priority. We are postponing our April events until further notice. Those registered for this event will receive refund information via email. Please stay tuned for a future scheduled date.

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This event is part of "Equity in Action: A Conversation Series," a dynamic lineup of public events exploring the interlocking issues that define and shape our racial and economic realities. The Equity in Action series is presented with generous support from The Field Foundation.

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The number of victims of Chicago’s gun violence may fluctuate, but the psychological trauma in many neighborhoods is constant. How do wounded communities heal? In FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence, WTTW explores the personal, firsthand perspectives of people whose lives have been affected by gun violence in Chicago. Join WTTW, in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Council.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. The cost of the event is $20; please note MPC absorbs Eventbrite processing fees. Admission includes snacks, soft drinks, wine and beer. If cost is a barrier to admission, please contact Angie Leyva, Events Manager, at aleyva@metroplanning.org or (312) 863-6017. Space is limited, so please register in advance. 

If you have any additional questions or need special accommodations, please contact us at 
events@metroplanning.org.


"Equity in Action" Conversation Series

Aided by more than 100 advisors, the Metropolitan Planning Council, in May 2018, released a roadmap for a more racially equitable Chicago region. As we continue working closely with partners to implement the two dozen recommendations in the roadmap, we reflect on one of our biggest learnings from this journey: the value of creating and elevating public dialogue on the interlocking issues that define and shape our racial and economic realities. MPC and partners present Equity in Action: A Conversation Series—a dynamic lineup of public events to celebrate progress, examine issues, and hold ourselves accountable for advancing the change that’s needed. For more information, click here. The Equity in Action series is presented with generous support from The Field Foundation

Sponsorship

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

Amber Webb  
Vice President of Philanthropy
awebb@metroplanning.org 
312.863.6010

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This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/thinkndrink/detail/520

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

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