Wings of Celebration Gala
The DuSable Museum of African American History will be holding their Wings of Celebration Gala in Daniel Burnham’s historic Roundhouse on Thursday October 27th, to “honor our past and soar into the future." DuSable invites guests to join them for an evening of celebration for honorees including United Airlines, William “Bill” Von Hoene Jr., Tammera L. Holmes, and other special guests. The Honorable Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago will serve as the honorary chair for the event, and the DuSable asks guests to please RSVP by 10/20/22 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 773-255-1472. Tickets can be purchased here.
Golden Fellowship Dinner
Chicago Urban League will be holding their 61st annual Golden Fellowship Dinner on Saturday, November 5th at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The theme for the event is The Fight For Equity Continues: Get In league With Us to recognize that, while progress is being made, the fight for equity continues to be ongoing. The Chicago Urban League has been making a difference for more than a century, and community support has never been greater—over 1,100 of Chicago’s community leaders joined them last year for their first in-person gala since the start of the pandemic. Featured entertainment for the event includes award-winning R&B singer, songwriter, and musician Charlie Wilson, and tickets can be purchased here.
Team Dream Documentary
The Chicago Film Festival will be premiering Team Dream: a new documentary from director Luchina Fisher this Sunday, October 16th at 4:45pm at AMC River East, Screen 20. This documentary highlights Team Dream, the Chicago-based organization that provides training to women of color in swimming, cycling, and triathlon. Once introduced to Team Dream, the documentary follows Ann Smith and Madeline Murphy Rabb as they prepare to competitively swim in the 2022 National Senior Games. A short highlighting an ambitious mission by dedicated athletes, Team Dream is an inspiring story of grit in the face of discrimination and passion in the face of stigma. Tickets for both the in-person screening and the virtual screening (available to stream between October 13- October 23) can be found here.
The New Face of Racism
With the approaching midterm elections here in Chicago, racist remarks made by politicians remain in the spotlight. From U.S. Senators making bigoted comments to insults from the president of the Los Angeles City Council about a fellow councilmember’s child. This weekend on Chicago Speaks we are joined by John Fountain (columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times) and Twyla Blackmond Larnell (professor at Loyola University) to speak on what needs to be done to stop this rise in blatant racism.