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Humanities 2020 Mellon Foundation Grant
Lake Forest College’s Humanities 2020, a partnership initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, works to enhance and advance humanities education through deep engagement with issues of race in Chicago.
Courtney Joseph, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, was a guest on the Windy City Podcast and joined by historian John Swenson to discuss Chicago’s earliest permanent settler to the area, Jean Baptiste Point de Sable, a trader, farmer, man of color, and Chicago’s first founder. Featured in the Forester News.
Over 100 students attended this Humanities 2020 sponsored event featuring Free Street Theater and an environmental justice panel with racial and environment activists from Chicagoland.
Lake Forest College Humanities students research 50 years of Chicago Sun-Times Photography.
Lake Forest College’s Humanities 2020 Mellon Grant is a partnered organization in this year’s Chicago Humanities Festival supporting conversations with authors Ibram X. Kendi and Eli Saslow.
Chloe Johnston, Associate Professor of Theater, moderates a panel with Lorelei Stewart and Eric Williams on September 14, 2019, at the Chicago Humanities Festival Creative Chicago: Arts and the City.
Brian McCammack, Humanities 2020 Fellow, was a featured panelist with Juanita Irizarry and Tonika Lewis Johnson at the DuSable Museum, with Juanita Irizarry on June 25, 2019, as part of the Equity in Action series by the Metropolitan Planning Council.