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Our 2018 Annual Luncheon

Audiences couldn't stop talking about our 2018 Annual Luncheon keynote, held Wednesday, September 12. Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and former president and director of the Chicago History Museum explained with color and humor how art and culture impact communities. Bunch shared tales of launching the celebrated Smithsonian museum—from forcing down a dozen ice cream sandwiches in order to acquire a Chuck Berry guitar to visiting a village in Mozambique most affected by a slave vessel sinking centuries ago. 

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MPC Roundtable
Lead in Drinking Water: It’s Time to Get the Lead Out

October 30, 2018, Noon to 1:30 p.m. CST
Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60603

For centuries, lead was used to make many household products. From paint to pipes, lead was both prevalent and dangerous. Laws now limit how lead can be used, but hazards remain. Join MPC for a roundtable discussion delving into this pressing issue with experts. We’ll feature two municipalities who are forging ahead with innovative programs and community education, and we’ll hear about the latest funding and financing opportunities available for implementing replacement programs in our region.

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