Eve L. Ewing and Marisa Novara were panelists in the Creating an Equitable City Event on November 26th, 2018, with Tawa Mitchell as a moderator. Panelists discussed ideas for creating more equitable schools and communities that lay the foundation for a more just society. Watch the video of this event.
Marisa Novara, Vice President of the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and SSA alumna, is a co-author of MPC’s groundbreaking study that calculates the costs of racial and economic segregation in Chicagoland and a subsequent set of recommendations for reducing segregation, increasing racial equity, and collectively creating a metropolitan Chicago that works for everyone.
Eve L. Ewing is Assistant Professor at SSA and author of the new book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, which tells the story of Chicago’s 2013 school closings, from their unfolding to their aftermath, and the efforts of many Chicagoans to fight for better schools, thriving livelihoods, and self-determination.
Tawa Mitchell, also an SSA alumna, is a Program Officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation where, as a member of the Chicago Commitment team, she supports creative and effective organizations working to make Chicago a city where opportunity is equitable, and justice can thrive.
Photos by Lloyd DeGrane.