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8.19.21! Join us #live on Instagram Live Rooms @ 1pm CDT, as we interview @6figga_dilla. We will discuss his rise as Chicago's favorite Urban Historian, the power of historical knowledge and more. #lifesbigquestions #chicagoideas #instagramlive
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We are ONE WEEK away from our first ever livestream segment with @6figga_dilla ! Join us on Instagram live rooms at 1pm CDT on 8/19!
8.19.21! Join us #live on Instagram Live Rooms @ 1pm CDT, as we interview @6figga_dilla. We will discuss his rise as Chicago's favorite Urban Historian, the power of historical knowledge and more. #lifesbigquestions #chicagoideas #instagramlive
Amid a global pandemic, many companies have shifted to working from home, yet celebrating work and office culture can still thrive! Learn about how our partner @W2OGroup has kept up their entrepreneurial and mission-driven culture in a virtual setting.…
Tune in at 7PM CT to learn about the world of gaming!…
Watch now! It Takes Community: Building Opportunity through Inclusion. Tune in at the link below:…
📺 Tune in tomorrow at 12PM to learn about how helping communities realize the full potential of their talent, creativity, and ideas is how we can achieve the kind of inclusive growth that will benefit us all.E
Tune in now to Life's Big Questons: A Conversation with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot
In the midst of a truly unprecedented year, how does Mayor Lightfoot stay calm and centered? How does she spend her free time (if she actually has any to spare)? ⏰ Set a reminder to tune into this conversation tomorrow Nov. 10, 7pm CT.
New programming alert 🚨 Check out our November line up and reserve your spot in the link below!
Miss the insightful conversation last night with Dr. Fauci? Good news: you can watch the entire conversation using the link below…
You’ve seen the briefings, now meet the man behind the medicine. RSVP here:
Join us tomorrow evening as we explore the daily struggle of creativity, inspiration and how to turn original ideas into real, marketable work. Save your spot here:
Do you struggle to tap into your creative side? Thrilled to announce @DJWS (Grammy winning producer) and @realevanross are joining @chicagoideas this Thursday to talk art, music, the complexities of creativity, and the nuances of their craft—register now.
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How can you make social media work for you? Here's how @MelvinGregg made a career out of it.…
"Finding a voice in hip-hop was really profound for me. I was expressing things in rap as a kid that I wouldn't as a human being yet. It's a therapeutic thing in itself." Here's how @common learned that nothing is as healing as creative expression.
Does community policing work? Here's what @ChiefDavidBrown has to say about it.
"Domestic violence is an epidemic and education is key to breaking the cycle." This South Side nonprofit is addressing a hidden pandemic in Morgan Park. Here's how:…
"We don't engage innovation in pursuit of something new and exciting because we're bored with the old thing. It's because we want to do better." - @KamalaHarris, #ChicagoIdeas Week 2012
"There is nothing more important after basic needs." Literacy is a vital component of human life. And for some, the pandemic has made literacy learning more precarious than ever. @OpenBooks wants to change that.…
With the platform, @TurboVote, @demworksinc contributed to a 14% increase in turnout during the 2018 midterms—that's 35 million more voters. But is it enough to address the dysfunction in America's democratic process? That's a whole other conversation:…
Ideas are for E V E R Y O N E 💡Y
Here is a list of Chicago-based organizations you can support today who do indispensable work for Chicago's Black communities.…
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In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the @nytimes put together a package of stories about the experiences of several Americans living with disabilities and their continued push for progress. Read:
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In spite of the upheavals over the past few weeks, @cathyjcohen sees this as a hopeful moment, with young people redefining what is possible and reconsidering what the future can look like for everyone. What makes you hopeful? RT with your vision for the future #ChicagoIdeas
Idea: your kids live online. And that's why @jodie_GeorgiaNY says you shouldn't use that as your main tool for discipline.
"That Twitter love is crucial, especially nowadays." - Bashir Salahuddin on how social media can keep a show on the air
We're talking about Chicago comedy, Black television, and how to make people laugh the Windy City way. Don't miss out:…
At noon central/1 eastern/10 Pacific I’m gonna be I’m doing opening remarks for this really fun convo between Bashir & @diallo for @chicagoideas. If you watch @southsidechi #ShermansShowcase or if you have ever had Italian Fiesta, you should pull up!
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Bashir Salahuddin. @diallo. @brianbabylon. What makes Chicago funny? Join us at today at 12pm to find out:…
Really enjoyed this webinar from @chicagoideas featuring @SheaSerrano & @jiatolentino discussing how they became full-time writers and what it's like to be a writer too. And now I have to read Jia's book…
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"With many schools closed or moving to virtual teaching due to the pandemic, the thousands of girls who rely on schools to provide the period supplies they need, are going without." COVID-19 is exacerbating period poverty in Chicago. Here's how:…
"Once they were on the field, they were kids again." Could baseball be part of the coronavirus cure for Chicago area youth? Now that they're back on the field, that's exactly how some parents see it.…
Abandoned storefront? Or community rallying point? It depends on how you look at it. Alt Space Chicago is transforming unused spaces in Chicago's disinvested neighborhoods into valuable, bustling marketplaces with a "give-and-take" code—changing communities in the process.
We are very ready to hear how Chicago's funny side is brought to life on @southsidechi by @diallo and Bashir Salahuddin. Next Thursday. 7/30. 12pm CDT. Save your spot:
At Chicago Ideas Week 2018, @MitchLandrieu explained the thinking that went into how he addressed public demands for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue when he was mayor of New Orleans. This is what he had to say:
Remembering these words from Rep. John Lewis when he addressed crowds at Chicago Ideas Week 2015
Do you want to be part of Chicago's transformation as we all chart a path into the future? Join our team. Explore open positions:
When you don’t think @SheaSerrano will answer your question and you forget to say the name of the podcast... 🤣🤣🤣 Thanks @chicagoideaseas for this great talk with Shea a@jiatolentinoiFbx
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"Assume that maybe no one will care. That's what leads to good writing." - @jiatolentino
Check out this work by our friends at @FreeSpiritChi and support their efforts to make media education to students across Chicago.…
“Resilience is about coming to realize that life is never about the big things, it is always about the little.” Speaking at @chicagoideas, @TheBlindJustice discusses the power of #resilience in the face of adversity. Watch:…
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What you see on the news is only a sliver of what life in Chicago is like 💡And on July 30@dialloo and Bashir Salahuddin are going to show you why as they discuss their acclaimed show@southsidechii. Save your
Is culture giving you whiplash these days? Then you won't want to miss this:…
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