Civil Rights in Chicago Today | Newberry

Civil Rights in Chicago Today

A Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

6 pm

Ruggles Hall

Open to the Public

Across the country, protests have erupted against the systemic perpetuation of racial inequality. In Chicago, African-American activists have taken to the streets and organized their communities to challenge institutionalized racism in the areas of policing, health care, education, and human rights. The Newberry welcomes three young African-American activists for a panel discussion on civil rights in Chicago today and the prospects for change in the future.


Our panelists include:


  • Troy LaRaviere, principal, Blaine Elementary School (moderator)
  • Ja’Mal Green, activist/entertainer
  • Veronica Morris Moore, Youth Organizer with Fearless Leading by the Youth
  • Aisha Truss-Miller, Community Organizer with Metropolitan Tenants Organization and Co-Founder of Ella’s Daughters

This panel discussion is organized in conjunction with the Newberry’s current exhibition, Civil War to Civil Rights: African-American Chicago in the Newberry Collection. The exhibition has been curated by the Newberry, with generous support from the Allstate Insurance Company.


Listen to the discussion.

Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and no registration is required. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.