Each month, we gather a group of writers, artists, and politicians together to talk about an issue of political, social, or cultural importance. These are not readings, but passionate conversations that will include the audience.
This month, The Conversation series returns, featuring Ricardo Gamboa, Nate Marshall, and Martha Bayne for a discussion moderated by Aleksandar Hemon. The panelists will be discussing the ways one defines and practices a common Chicago culture. We'll examine how writers address and/or fight segregation in the city, and ask, what are our shared values? What is the Chicago we all want and how should we achieve it?
Each Conversation ends with a takeaway (kind of like optional homework--an article to read, an organization to engage with, a movie to watch, a protest to attend). Even better: after the event, the conversation continues at Las Manos Gallery (1515 W. Foster), where we eat, drink, argue, and organize. These events are free and open to all, but donations for a local nonprofit will be collected at the afterparty.