Join AARP Chicago on Wednesday, April 25th for A Global Look at Challenges Facing Black Chicago.  This event will take place at the University of Chicago’s Ida Noyes Hall located at 1212 East 59th with doors opening at 5:45 pm; the show time is 6:30pm – 8pm.

In commemoration of the historic events that occurred in 1968, our panel will analyze methods of resistance used among oppressed people globally in hopes of identifying actionable solutions to gentrification, racial wealth gaps, pay inequities, and violence in Chicago.

Panelists for the event :

  • Chike Okonkwo, activist and actor (Birth of a Nation, Being Mary Jane)
  • Luvvie Ajayi, author, speaker, digital strategist
  • Dr. Allan Boesak, theologian, author, human rights activist
  • Dr. Lionel Allen, Chief Academic Officer, Urban Prep

Moderated by: Dometi Pongo, WGN

Hosted by:  AARP, Trinity United Church of Christ, The University of Chicago School of Social Services and The University of Chicago School for Professional Studies




WHAT: Global Look: Challenges Facing Black Chicago

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25th

WHERE: University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall

1212 East 59th

Chicago, IL. 60637

Door Open at 5:45pm


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