HIGH RISE STORIES: VOICES FROM CHICAGO PUBLIC HOUSING
TUES SEPTEMBER 24 | 7-9 PM
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St.
Chicago IL 60607
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and The Public Square presents, author and WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore in conversation with Audrey Petty, compiler and editor of High Rise Stories.
Cabrini-Green. Robert Taylor Homes. Stateway Gardens. Ida B. Wells and Harold Ickes. Imposing structures that dominated the landscape of the city and the lives of residents in the second half of the 20th century in Chicago.
In the gripping first-person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago's iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high rises. These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored, but whose hopes and struggles exist firmly at the heart of our national identity.
About the editor:
Audrey Petty is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A Ford Foundation grantee, her work has been featured in Colorlines, StoryQuarterly, and Saveur, among many others. - See more at: voiceofwitness.org/high-rise-stories Book sales for High Rise Stories provided by Quimby's Bookstore.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.