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Join us on December 8th at 7pm for our Fall virtual program:
Please join authors, Ben Austen and Audrey Petty, as they discuss High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing, Ben Austen’s book, which is a sweeping exploration of race, class, popular culture, and politics in modern America that brilliantly considers what went wrong in our nation's effort to provide affordable housing to the poor—and what we can learn from those mistakes. This program will be held virtually via Zoom on December 8th, 7-8 p.m. We have partnered with two local booksellers to get your book in advance of the program! Seminary Coop and Unabridged.
About the panelists:
Ben Austen is a local Chicago writer. His book High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing was named one of the best books of 2018 by Booklist, Mother Jones and the public libraries of Chicago and St. Louis.
Audrey Petty is a fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction writer and educator. Petty has taught extensively in the fields of African American literature and creative writing. Formerly on faculty in the Creative Writing Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Knox College.
The Fall program is free to all residents- RSVP here!
In order to raise awareness of the Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative, to promote donations to the archives and participation in research projects, the Research Initiative sponsors Fall and Spring programs each year. The programs focus on some aspect of life in Lincoln Park, which is a part of our shared history. To stay up-to-date on our programs, join our mailing list below.
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