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Follow the Money: Race, voice, and funding education in Chicago

  • National Teachers Academy 55 West Cermak Road Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at National Teachers Academy for a youth-led, intergenerational workshop and Active Dialogue with our partner Free Street Theater about the distribution of funding for Chicago Public Schools. Grassroot campaigns like #NoCopAcademy and#WeAreNTAare fighting for new values around education budgets, decision making, and public voice. Explore what the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools currently funds and what is often left behind in the conversation. Given a choice, how would you invest? 

This event will be in the library on the second floor of National Teacher Academy, 55 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616. Accessible via the Cermak-McCormack Place stop on the Greenline or the Cermak-Chinatown stop on the Redline, or the Cermak bus. 

This event is a part of From Brown v. Board to Ferguson: Fostering Dialogue on Education, Incarceration, and Civil Rights sponsored by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a 3-year initiative where participating museum sites, and community partners collaborate to create youth-led public engagement programs on race, education, equity, and civil rights.   

This program is part of Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s current exhibition Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School, an exhibition that explores school closures and the transformation of public school space, on view through July 29, 2018.