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Events

Honoring the Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Albert Anderson Raby

Join us on Martin Luther King Day for the first FILM Versation of the decade!!

Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights.  This historical drama set during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement depicts the marches from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for black people.  Today, voting rights are again being challenged across the country.

Join SSCAC’s Jeanette Blackwell, a featured artist in SELMA the movie and Katanya Raby to discuss the Civil Rights Movement.

SSCAC’s very own Executive Assistant, Jeannete Blackwell’s background includes theater, television, film and print media. She can be seen as part of the core Calvary Church staff in the OWN-TV drama, GREENLEAF, and in the pilot for Lee Daniels, STAR on FOX-TV She was also an actor on the Academy Award winning film SELMA.

Katanya Raby, is the granddaughter of Civil Rights Leader, Al Raby. Katanya, along with her family founded the Al Raby Foundation to honor his legacy.

Monday, January 20, 2020
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
3831 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

The South Side Community Art Center is a community art center in Chicago that opened in 1940 with support from the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project in Illinois.

Join us for a conversation about the impact of the Civil Rights Movement of yesteryear on Chicago’s public education spaces and places of today. Our conversation will feature Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Bill Gerstein, former CPS educator and Senior Advisor for Leadership Greater Chicago, and Paola Aguirre, founder of Borderless Studio.

These chats are sponsored by the Office of Community Affairs at Illinois Tech, the University of Illinois College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, the American Planning Association’s Planning in the Black Community and Housing and Community Development Divisions.

American Planning Association Members: Two (2) CM Credits are available for this event.

Follow this link to RSVP

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Join us for a conversation about the effect of the civil rights movement of yesteryear on Chicago’s anchor institutions. This chat features Lee Bey, author (Southern Exposure), historian, photographer, editorial board member for Chicago Sun-Times; Bernita Johnson-Gabriel, executive vice president for neighborhoods and strategic initiatives of World Business Chicago; Christyn Freemon, chief solutionist, community developer of Project Forward and business solutions manager of North Lawndale Employment Network; and Arveal Drummer, director of graduate admissions, Illinois Institute of Technology.

These chats are sponsored by the Office of Community Affairs at Illinois Tech, the University of Illinois College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, the American Planning Association’s Planning in the Black Community and Housing and Community Development Divisions.

American Planning Association Members: Two (2) CM Credits are available for this event.

Follow this link to RSVP

The venue has changed to the IIT Tower at 10 W. 35th Street

Raby Foundation Family Chats:
Housing and Civil Rights | February 13, 2020

Join us for a conversation about the effect of the civil rights movement of yesteryear and of today as it pertains to Chicago’s housing. This panel will feature Commissioner Marisa Novara, City of Chicago Department of Housing, Dr. Janet Smith, of Voorhees Center, UIC and Michelle Rodgers, granddaughter of Dorothy Gautreaux, a community organizer and activist who sued CHA for violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination.

These chats are sponsored by the Office of Community Affairs at Illinois Tech, the University of Illinois College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, the American Planning Association’s Planning in the Black Community and Housing and Community Development Divisions.

American Planning Association Members: Two (2) CM Credits are available for this event.

Follow this link to RSVP.

Al Raby High School Service Day Project:
Al Raby's Birthday | February 19, 2020

Join the Raby family, Raby High School students, faculty, and staff for a day of service in honor of Al Raby’s birthday. More details to come.