The Humanities, Civic Knowledge, and Chicago’s South Side
Saturday, October 24th, 2009 2:00-3:00pm
Harold Leonard Stuart Hall, Room 105, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue
The Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago aims to make the knowledge of the University of Chicago community available to other communities on the South Side and to draw the wealth of knowledge that exists in other South Side communities into the intellectual world of the University. The long-term goal is to weave together the cultural fabric of the South Side’s diverse communities, among them the University community, and by so doing to enhance democratic practice.
Please join us for a lively, thought-provoking panel discussion featuring representatives from various South Side arts and education organizations – including the Odyssey Project and the Neighborhood Writing Alliance – in dialogue with the CKP about the vital role the humanities can play on the South Side of Chicago, especially for people in difficult circumstances.