Author Jonathan Foiles: This City is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America

Chicago author and psychotherapist Jonathan Foiles, author of This City Is Killing Mehis City is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America, talked about his book and shared a call to action to help heal our communities. This event was presented in honor of the United Nations' International Day of Persons with…
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Golem Girl: Riva Lehrer in Conversation with Lawrence Weschler

Hear a very special interview with Riva Lehrer, a Chicago artist and author of Golem Girl. Golem Girl lyrically details Lehrer's life with spina bifida while asking, "what do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy and what becomes possible when embrace monstrosity". Lehrer was interviewed by Lawrence Weschler, Artistic Director Emeritus of the Chicago Humanities…
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Best of OBOC 2020 Beyond Borders – Watch Archived Programs Now!

Throughout the fall of 2020, One Book, One Chicago explored the theme "Beyond Borders" and the book Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. The season was entirely virtual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many programs were recorded and archived. Here are a few favorites you can watch now: Beyond Borders: Important Conversations We hosted a…
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A Walk Through Hyde Park’s Past and Present from the World’s Columbian Exposition to the Hyde Park Art Center

Join us as we explore the people and places that make Chicago great. Explore Chicago's rich heritage of immigration and migration, and how newcomers made the city their own and influenced and changed its growth and future. This series is hosted by urbanologist Max Grinnell and is part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season.  Episode…
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