On October 20th, the University of Illinois hosted a screening of Waking in Oak Creek and A Prosecutor's Stand. Chicago Commissioner on Human Relations Mona Noriega moderated the panel.
The panelists who participated include: Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney, Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Reema Kapur, Executive Director of South Asian-American Policy & Research Institute, Harsimran Kaur, Legal Director at The Sikh Coalition, Gretchen Hammon, Staff Writer for Windy City Times, Danielle Ruys, Community Activist for Transgender Women, and Bill Yoshino, the Midwest Regional Director for Japanese Americans Citizens League.
The sponsors for this screening and panel include: Chicago Commission of Human Relations, South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI), Graduate Student Council (GSC) at UIC, the Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy (IRRPP), UIC Police Department, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC), Campus Advocacy Network (CAN), Women's Resource and Leadership Center (WRLC), and the State's Attorney Office (SAO).
Not In Our Town has had multiple screenings in Chicago over the past few weeks, and in December, we will be partnering with the Chicago Partner Library and the Chicago Commission on Humans Relations for a free screening of Waking in Oak Creek as part of the One Book, One Chicago, community reading program. The screening will be on December 10th, at 6 pm. For more information, click here.
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