This week's Kerner Report events and speakers were highlighted in a piece by The Chicago Reporter on the Commission's enduring findings.
The UIC Great Cities Institute's March 1 event commemorating the release of the 1968 Kerner Commission Report on urban cities is previewed in the Chicago Sun-Times. Fred Harris, a former senator from Oklahoma and original member of the commission, serves as the keynote speaker and is interviewed by columnist Mary Mitchell.
In an interview broadcast this morning on WGN Radio’s (720 AM) “The Opening Bell,” Teresa Córdova, director of the UIC Great Cities Institute, previewed the institute’s upcoming series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission report.
The Chicago Tribune featured an op-ed by Rachel Havrelock, director of UIC's Freshwater Lab, associate professor of English, and Research Fellow at GCI, who writes about keeping water public and transforming the Rust Belt into the Water Belt.
Teresa Córdova, director of the UIC Great Cities Institute, was interviewed by Route Fifty about the City of Chicago’s recently announced Youth Quality of Life Index, which aims to measure the impact of the city’s youth programs over time and inform future budgets.
Details from a 2017 UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth unemployment in the Chicago area are cited in a Chicago Sun-Times column about African-American employment data and the need for federal funding of youth employment and education programs.
The online news outlet The Intercept quotes Rachel Weber, UIC professor of urban planning and policy, in a story about whether or not channeling money to "opportunity zones" through tax bills actually helps distressed areas.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell cites findings from a UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth unemployment in the Chicago area in her column examining factors leading to some of the city’s street crimes.
GCI Director Teresa Córdova was quoted by the Chicago Tribune on disproportionately high unemployment rates for Black Chicagoans, particularly young men.
Dr. Teresa Córdova, director of UIC's Great Cities Institute, is quoted in a Gazette Chicago newspaper story on a City of Chicago arts initiative centered around youth cultural programming and support.