Please join Facing History for a conversation exploring racial justice and civic agency in Chicago. The award-winning documentary Let the Little Light Shine tells the story of a community in the South Loop area fighting to keep their local CPS elementary school open in the face of gentrifying forces. Joined by a diverse panel of community activists, educators, and scholars, we will watch excerpts from the film and reflect on the difference that each of us can make when we choose to participate.
When & Where
Thursday, February 16, 2023
This event will be held in person at Row 24
Address: 2411 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
About The Film
When a thriving, top-ranked African American elementary school is threatened to be replaced by a new high school favoring the community’s wealthier residents, parents, students and educators fight for the elementary school’s survival.
The story follows everyday parents-turned-organizers alongside NTA students and staff as they advocate to keep their elementary school, which is a safe haven for children and a community bedrock in Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhood - The South Loop.