FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION, WTTW Initiative on Segregation in Chicago, with our own Nan Parson

Join the kickoff event for FIRSTHAND: Segregation, a year-long WTTW initiative that explores segregation in Chicago with a documentary series, expert talks, text and visual journalism, and community discussions. Link to RSVP below.

According to a recent study by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago is one of the most segregated big cities in America. And it comes at a cost. On February 22, 2022, join WTTW for an intimate virtual conversation about segregation in Chicago and how the city’s divisions take a toll on individual residents. Watch highlights from the documentary series and join in the Q&A, co-hosted with Metropolitan Planning Council and the Folded Map Project. WTTW Executive Producer Dan Protess will moderate a live conversation with Tonika Johnson, creator of the Folded Map Project; Pastor Ricky Brown, founder of the New Creation Church; José Rico, director of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Greater Chicago; and Nan Parson, co-founder and chair of Action Ridge.

FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION is part of WTTW’s award-winning FIRSTHAND multiplatform, multi-year initiative focusing on the firsthand perspectives of people facing critical issues in Chicago. Visit the website ( on February 22 to explore all of the elements of the project.

This event is free, but RSVP below is required.
Click here to RSVP
Click here on Tuesday, February 22 at 6:00 pm to join the conversation

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