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The Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs is pleased to present the following cultural events and activities. Unless noted otherwise, all programs are free to the community and registration is required for planning purposes. If you have any questions or would like to partner with us on future educational, cultural, or economic development projects, please send an email to A member of the team will respond to your query.

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join, read, and discuss Dead Land, a murder mystery with social justice underpinnings by NY Times Best Selling Author, Sara Paretsky!" Dead Land is the latest of Sara Paretsky’s swift and superb books starring V.I. Warshawski, her tough and deeply principled Chicago private eye. Always passionate about social issues, V.I. becomes enmeshed with a community action group." Register here.

Sep 24
7:00pm to 8:30pm

No Lye-An American Beauty Story, an award-winning documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the Black-owned beauty business,  examines the impact of popular culture on Black beauty standards.  Many of its subjects are people and companies with ties to Bronzeville and Chicago's South Side. Get your tickets here!

Sep 25
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Illinois Tech Professor of Philosophy Elisabeth Hildt will moderate a virtual discussion that focuses on how health care algorithms impact the level of care people of color receive. Joining the discussion will be John Fahrenbach, a data scientist at UChicago Medicine, Alexandra Franco, Kent College of Law professor, and Stephanie Eaneff, a data science health innovation fellow at UC Berkeley's Institute for Data Science.

Oct 9