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In Focus Q&A with Members of Congress and Housing Leaders

Friday, June 11, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join us for a special program with Members of Congress and housing leaders from the State of Illinois. Expanding on the exhibit “In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing,” this pre-recorded conversation addresses the national issue of housing discrimination and how it affects communities in Illinois.

Watch to gain insights from Federal lawmakers about current governmental policies and programs that create an equitable infrastructure and help families build wealth. And hear from leaders of HOPE Fair Housing Center, DuPage/Kendall County Housing Authority, and South Suburban Housing Center about actively fighting against decades-long issues of racial and economic segregation.

Moderated by Natalie Y. Moore, WBEZ reporter and author of “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation”

Members of Congress:
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois
Representative Mike Quigley (5th District of IL)
Representative Bill Foster (11th District of IL)
Representative Sean Casten (6th District of IL)

Featuring housing leaders:
Kenneth Coles, Executive Director of DuPage/Kendall County Housing Authority
Bernard Kleina, Photographer, Activist, and retired Director of HOPE Fair Housing Center
John Petruszak, Executive Director of South Suburban Housing Center