What does one of our country's most sacred texts suggest about equality? And what is the connection between equality and education? Take part in an open conversation on ideas about democracy and public education with Elizabeth Dozier, principal of Chicago's Fenger Academy H.S and a fixture in CNN's documentary series Chicagoland, and Institute for Advanced Studies - professor Danielle Allen, whose new book, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, affirms the relevance of the Declaration of Independence, and as Junot Diaz says, "[returns] it to its true and rightful owners-you and me."
They'll be joined by our new executive director Angel Ysaguirre, who'll be taking questions via Twitter both before and during the event to shape the discussion. Through this conversation, we hope to inspire actionable ways for the humanities to have an impact on education and help meet the true ideal of a participatory democracy.
This is the first installment of Now What? a five-part series of off-the-cuff conversations with some of the country's most interesting thinkers talking about today's front-page issues. Led by our executive director, Angel Ysaguirre, these unrehearsed conversations and the ideas they inspire will reflect the future of Illinois Humanities Council programming and its vital role for the health of our society. The next conversation, in June, will inquire into the uses of social media for political organizing, especially among African Americans.
This event is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required and can be made online.
If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580 at least 72 hours prior to the event.
Funded project of the Illinois Humanities Council. The Illinois Humanities Council [IHC] is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.