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How can community issues be fairly represented in the media? What is missing in reporting about Chicago?
On Wednesday, December 10, 6pm at Film Row Cinema, Columbia College, the IHC and Community Media Workshop (CMW) host a showing of "Ricochet," the MSNBC miniseries on gun violence in Chicago, and a conversation with media leaders that include Jim Kirk, Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Sun-Times; Alison Scholly, COO of Chicago Public Media; and Susy Schultz, President and Executive Director of CMW. The evening kicks off a three-month reporting project partnering journalists with community residents to produce multimedia stories on key community issues in Chicago. RSVP today!


With performances in New York City, and soon in Detroit, L.A., Brazil and Greenland, ICE’s OpenICE concert series continues to grow, as this video featuring Claire Chase illuminates. The IHC is thrilled to bring this engaging, free series to Chicago for the third month in a row with Apophthegms, Sunday December 14 at The Hideout, featuring ICE violinists Jennifer Curtis and David Bowlin. RSVP today.


"Every student I have taken to Capitol Forum in the past has named it the most defining event of their high school career."-Geneva Community HS teacher Janie Doutsos
Capitol Forum on America's FutureCapitol Forum on America's Future is an IHC program that creates the foundation for long-term civic engagement by high school students through a focus on human rights concerns worldwide and in their communities. See which Illinois high schools will be participating in the 2015 Capitol Forum, and the powerful words from teachers on the program's impact.


The Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams exhibition has traveled across Illinois since March, exploring what sports teams mean to five Illinois communities. The exhibition is now in Hancock County’s city of Carthage, the sixth and final stop in the Illinois tour. Stop by and see the last leg of this traveling Smithsonian exhibition, open now through December 14.
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