Telling the Story of History

How does the past live within us and influence our current actions?  Who determines how nations remember painful pasts? 

Join us for an engaging dialogue with renowned scholars Hugo Rojas Corral, Dr. Francesca Lessa, and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein that will use Chile’s grappling with historical memory and indifference 40 years after the Pinochet coup to consider these issues here in the United States and in other countries.

When: May 20, 2014

  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. Refreshment
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. Introduction by Susy Schultz, Community Media Workshop; panel discussion; presentation of Jon Lowenstein’s photographs; and audience Q&A.

Where: 33 E. Congress, Rm. 219

What:  A panel discussion on how memory shapes history.  Photographs of Chile’s past, present and future by award-winning photographer Jon Lowenstein, co-owner of NOOR, will be shown, too.

Who:

Hugo Rojas Coral, Professor of Sociology of Law, University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile.

Dr. Francesca Lessa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Transitional Justice & Human Rights

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Lecturer Columbia College, Fulbright Scholar, 2013.

Jon Lowenstein, Photographer

 

Low wages? Raise the minimum wage? A media panel & community forum

If you missed your opportunity to better understand the complicated issue of America’s wage wars, we’ve put together a Storify recapping the media panel & community forum hosted by The Workshop.

 

CLICK HERE for a PDF version of this event’s press release.

This event was brought to you by:

Community Media Workshop
The Field Foundation
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

October 29th Anti-violence Media Forum

Picture by Carlos Javier Ortiz

JOIN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Community Media Workshop hosts a media forum gathering journalists, community voices and students. Have your voice heard at this FREE EVENT on Tuesday October 29, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Columbia College Chicago, 33 East Congress, Room 101 (Click here for map)

Join moderator Natalie Moore, WBEZ Reporter, in a conversation about covering violence with Brenda Butler of Columbia Links; Juliana Stratton of Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council; Chris Rudd of the Mikva Challenge; and Gaynor Hall Paterson, WGN/CLTV Reporter.

The anti-violence media forum is co-sponsored by Strengthening Chicago’s Youth at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Community Media Workshop, and sponsored by McCormick Foundation’s Why News Matters initiative.

Click here to read more about organizing against violence.

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