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Unchaining Education: The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

Event Date and Time: 

November 1, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event Location: 
The Chicago Urban League
4510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL

Black and Brown students across the nation are faced with struggling communities, poor outcomes and high unemployment - much of which directly contributes to a failing education system. Policy failures on the national level as well as locally have created a system of education inequality. Is there a way out? How long will the futures of Black and Brown children hang in the balance? Join the MetroBoard of the Chicago Urban League and our esteemed panelists as we explore this topic. 


  • Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
  • Chris Goins, Principal of Butler College Prep
  • Dominique Jordan Turner, CEO of Chicago Scholars and CPS Board Member
  • Carmita Semaan, Founder and President of the Surge Institute
  • Janice Wells, Principal of South Shore International College Prep
  • Jesse Ruiz, Partner with the firm Drinker, Biddle and Reath, VP of CPS Board of Edu 2011-2016
  • Kyle Westbrook, Executive Director at Partnership for College Completion


Contact The Metropolitan Board of the CHicago Urban League at (312) 339-6930 with any questions or if you need additional information.