Below is information on an upcoming event that is part of this year’s Critical Encounters, for those of you who are interested. I’m going to start posting some of the events that are relevant to this class on the blog (so you might have to scroll down sometimes to see your upcoming response assignment). Anyone that attends any of these events can write a response (under the post about the event) for extra credit. Just be sure to give us a basic overview of the event and how you believe it was relevant to anything we have been studying.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007povertyprivilege.jpg
5:30 pm
Conaway Center
1104 S. Wabash, First Floor

Critical Encounters and the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media co-host a Town Hall Forum to begin a layered and complicated discussion engaging our ideas, perceptions and knowledge about poverty and privilege.

The panelists will include activists and civic and community leaders, whose professional and personal work is directly related to these broad issues from a variety of perspectives, including: justice, equity, access, health, education, employment, faith, economic development, and participation.

Featured Panelists to include:

Marca Bristo
President and CEO, Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

Reverend Doris Green
Director of Community Affairs, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Richard L. Jones, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Metropolitan Family Services

Ngoan Le
Vice President of Programs, Chicago Community Trust

Douglas Mann
President, Global Business Assist

Moderated by
Shanita Akintonde
Professor, Marketing Communication, Columbia College Chicago

The mission of Critical Encounters and the goal of this program is to foster engaged discussions which serve as catalysts to generate new knowledge and understanding, begin to create shifts in attitudes and perceptions, and encourage civic activism.