Spend an Evening with Alfredo Corchado

Spend an Evening with Alfredo Corchado

 The Dallas Morning News Mexico Bureau Chief, Alfredo Corchado, will discuss his new memoir, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey through a Country’s Descent into Darkness, as well as his experiences growing up and covering violence on the border between the United States and Mexico.


When:Wednesday, October 8th 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Room 219
Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

No registration necessary, more event information available here.


Building a Better Communications Plan

Join us to learn how to develop a practical set of tools and exercises to clarify communications goals, target key audiences and produce messages that move people to action.

When: Thursday, October 9th 9:00am-Noon

Where: Room 311
Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

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Featuring Gordon Mayer:

Gordon Mayer is the development and communications director at Gamaliel community-organizing network. An experienced communicator and trainer, Mayer is also a former journalist, having worked at the Gary Post-Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and Chicago Defender.


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.


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






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    It’s nearly night-time and the street is quiet. Business is good in the taqueria across the street, but there’s nobody in the panaderia. The day’s goods are sold. Working class Hermosa readies for the end of the day. Hermosa is the neighborhood where Puerto Ricans have gathered anew. They’ve moved out from Humboldt Park, leaving […]

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