Please join us Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 from 9am to noon to hear from people who were not only present in Grant Park on this day fifty years ago, but were organizers of the many protests that led up to the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Matt Wilson has signed with the University of North Carolina – to pursue his Ph.D.! Please join us here at GCI on Thursday, July 26 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a gathering to bid good wishes to Matt.
We were delighted to see the Editorial in The Chicago Tribune on July 5, 2018 based on a June 7th report by the Great Cities Institute and The Century Foundation’s Rediscovering Government.
On June 20th and 27th Great Cities Institute Senior Researcher Jim Lewis will be chairing the annual public hearings of the State of Illinois Budgeting for Results Commission. Lewis and Senator Heather Steans were appointed co-chairs of the Commission by Governor Rauner.
Our report, Industrial Restructuring and the Continuing Impact on Youth Employment in Illinois was released Monday at a press conference at Innovation High School of Arts Integration.
On the morning of August 28, 2018, exactly 50 years later, the Great Cities Institute will host a provocative and urgent program exploring why “The Whole World is Still Watching.” Guest blogger Laura Washington recounts the origins of the phrase and the significance of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The Community Reinvestment Fund has put together a questionnaire to help them understand the small business landscape. We hope that you will support this effort by either filling it out yourself if you are a small business owner, or by passing it on to small business owners that you might know.
Great Cities Institute was well represented at the 48th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association held April 4-7, 2018 in Toronto.
Thank you again, for your attendance at and/or support of our series of events commemorating the February 29, 1968 release of the report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Report.
Former U.S. Senator Fred Harris, sole remaining member of the Kerner Commission will give a keynote address followed by a panel discussion among Harris and esteemed panelists: Timuel Black, Eugene “Gus” Newport, Gail Christopher, José López, Willie “JR” Fleming and Anthony Lowery.