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"We Will Chicago": how to learn from our history

The three-year planning initiative from the Lightfoot Administration presents new opportunity to put equity at the forefront of citywide planning.

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Implications of a City That is Segregated

November 2, 2020, noon to 1:00 p.m. CDT, Online via Zoom

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Despite a recent popular awakening around racial justice work, racial inequities have long plagued our country. Chicagoland's segregation, for instance, costs us billions in lost income, lost lives, and lost potential. This conversation asks people in the fields of financial services, urban planning, journalism, and higher education how they are grappling with our shared, limiting history, and how we can leverage the unique power of recent political moments to move professional environments forward in support of a more equitable region.

This event is hosted by The Executive's Club of Chicago and moderated by Kendra Freeman, Director of Community Development and Engagement, Metropolitan Planning Council, for this important conversation.

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