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The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

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ClassGraphic In her book, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation (Picador, 2016), journalist Natalie Moore writes deeply and lovingly about the South Side of Chicago. Her book is still relevant today, showing us that we cannot talk honestly about problems such as violence and unemployment without addressing segregation. A diverse city cannot be accomplished without neighborhood diversity. Just look at this city we love. Though she grew up in the black middle-class neighborhood of Chatham, where her parents—college graduates and homeowners—worked as professionals, Ms. Moore notes that they and their neighbors were shut out from most of the benefits and resources American society offers. And, at eight years of age, she experienced the violence that visits the South Side. This book is based on personal experience, but it is primarily factual and heavily documented to reveal the political, cultural, and economic conditions of South Side Chicago. It also offers input and recommendations from other South Side and West Side residents. In lively discussion, members of the study group will learn, as Ta-Nehisi Coates has said, “Moore’s book is essential to anyone attempting to understand race in Chicago, our most American of cities.”

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Mary Jo Huck2.Connie Karduck 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/5/2022 - 7/26/2022 Weekly - Tue 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Connie Karduck  ; Mary Jo Huck 
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