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Equity in Action

A conversation series exploring the interlocking issues that define and shape our racial and economic realities

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 a dynamic lineup of public events to celebrate progress, examine issues, and hold ourselves accountable for advancing the change that’s needed. Please join us—and bring a friend.

The following events have been confirmed for this exciting conversation series. Please note that some details are subject to change. The latest updates will always be available on this page. Check back with us as more great conversations and resources will be added throughout 2019 and beyond!

MPC thanks The Field Foundation for their generous support of the Equity in Action series. 

POSTPONED: Building a Queer Chicago: Community Dialogue

Building a Queer Chicago: Walking Tour
Saturday, June 8, 2019, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Addison Red Line Station, 940 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60657

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The Future of Affordable Housing
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Little Italy Chicago Public Library, 1336 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607

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The Big Bet: Investing in People to End Poverty
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 5 to 7p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60603

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Black and Brown Lives in Green Spaces: Race and Place in Urban America
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637

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An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5 to 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60603

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Get Involved

Through creative events, learning opportunities, community gatherings for making and sharing, and advocacy efforts, MPC and our partners are moving the Chicago region in a more equitable direction. We invite you to join the movement.

Have an event idea? Want to partner with us on this event series? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at events@metroplanning.org.

You can also subscribe to our e-newsletter, The Regionalist, for event and speaker updates, ways to take action, book lists, and more!


Sponsorship opportunities for this conversation series and individual events are available! 

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 
Janet Myers 
Vice President of Philanthropy

Contact Us

For general information about this conversation series, please contact:

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

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For more than 85 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has partnered with communities, businesses, and governments to unleash the greatness of the Chicago region. We believe that every neighborhood has promise, every community should be heard, and every person can thrive. To tackle the toughest urban planning and development challenges, we create collaborations that change perceptions, conversations—and the status quo. Read more about our work »

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