Wednesday, September 26, 2018
International House welcomes the Harris School of Public Policy for the 2018 Diversity Luncheon and Common Read. As students prepare for the upcoming academic year at Harris, they—along with members of the community—are encouraged to participate in the Day One experience to connect with classmates and discuss ideas, opinions, and reactions to the Common Read. The Diversity Luncheon aims to bring local, national, and worldly conversations regarding social justice to the community through dynamic discussion.
The 2018 Common Read is The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Y. Moore. In this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city’s South Side; with a memoirist’s eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there. The South Side shows the impact of Chicago’s historic segregation—and the ongoing policies that keep the system intact. Moore will give a talk about her book, and attendees are invited to participate in an open dialogue. The Diversity Luncheon is a unique opportunity to partake in conversation and be a part of the Harris School, Hyde Park, and Chicagoland communities.
Free and open to the public.
Presented by the International House Global Voices Program and the Harris School of Public Policy.