University of Chicago Graham School and Know Your Chicago Host Daylong Symposium

Know Your Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(September 10, 2014)

Today, the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies joins Know Your Chicago, an annual fall lecture and tour series designed to promote civic awareness and participation, in hosting their annual Symposium.

The Symposium commences the Know Your Chicago season and brings together five prestigious speakers on the five topics chosen by this year’s Know Your Chicago committee. The Symposium offers perspectives and discussion on:

  • New parks and recreation initiatives in the city, with speaker Julia Sniderman Bachrach, historian for the Chicago Park District;
  • The history and future of public housing, with speaker Alexander Polikoff, senior staff counsel for BPI (Business in the Public Interest);
  • The role and struggle of transgender individuals and trans-friendly resources in Chicago, with speaker Christina Kahrl, editor at ESPN.com;
  • Chicago as a destination for cinematic production, with speaker Rich Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office; and
  • The significant contributions of the Haitian community to the city, with speaker Judge Lionel Jean-Baptiste, Circuit Court of Cook County.

About the University of Chicago Graham School

The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies has provided diverse educational programs for adults since the University’s founding over one hundred years ago. The Graham School includes Know Your Chicago in its continuing education programs.

About Know Your Chicago

Founded in 1948 by Mary Ward Wolkonsky, Know Your Chicago strives to foster understanding and appreciation of the complexity, diversity, and richness inherent in this great American city.

For more information please contact:

Nicole Yagoda
KYC Liaison, Program Manager in Humanities, Arts and Sciences
The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
P: 773.702.2768
E. nyagoda@uchicago.edu