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Policing Racial Violence: 1919 and Beyond

In 1919, what role did the police play in calming the riots, or fueling them? How did various communities view the police in 1919? What has changed today? Join us for a discussion at the Chicago History Museum about law enforcement and the nature of racial violence from 1919 to the present. Nancy Villafranca, CHM’s director of education moderates this dynamic conversation featuring:

-Robin Robinson, director of restorative justice strategies at the Chicago Police Department
-Simon Balto, assistant professor of history at the University of Iowa and author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power
-Andy Clarno, associate professor of sociology and African American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Free, RSVP required

October 15 2019


Date: October 15
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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