The Voices for Justice series engages authors, artists, thought leaders and other experts who spark conversation around the topic of social justice and represent the diversity of Chicago's communities.
Julissa Arce: 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 28
Arce is the author of You Sound Like A White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation.
Maria Hinojosa: 6 p.m. Monday, October 3
Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Maria Hinojosa will speak about her new book, Once I Was You, where Hinojosa tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painting an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis.
Previous speakers include:
- Juneteenth Celebration with Clint Smith, author, How the Word Is Passed
- H. Melt, author, There Are Trans People Here
- Dr. Kyle T. Mays, author, An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States
- Jetta Grace Martin, author, Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party
- Noor Hindi, poet, Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow
- Six-time WNBA all-star and two-time WNBA champion Candace Parker
- Activist, author and Chicagoan Mikki Kendall
- Cathy Park Hong, poet, Minor Feelings
- Qian Julie Wang, author, Beautiful Country
- Dr. Jessica Hernandez, author, Fresh Banana Leaves
- Dr. Anthony C. Ocampo, author, The Latinos of Asia
- Pulitzer Prize winner and author Margo Jefferson
- Keah Brown, author, The Pretty One and Sam's Super Seats
This series builds on CPL’s rich history and expertise in developing programs, services, exhibits and collections that engage the community in transformative discussion and is made possible thanks to generous support from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. For more information on the Foundation, visit cplfoundation.org.