A Conversation on Structural Inequality with Dr. Andre M. Perry

Join us for a free conversation with nationally respected scholar and educator Dr. Andre M. Perry, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute. Dr. Perry’s pioneering work focuses on race, structural inequality, and economic inclusion. He is the author of the 2020 book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.

A Conversation on Health Equity with Dr. Ngozi Ezike

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the first Black woman president and CEO of Sinai Chicago hospital system and immediate past director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, where she helped the entire state navigate COVID-19.

Sharing Our Stories: A Celebration of Community Voices

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Juneteenth event, “Sharing Our Stories: A Celebration of Community Voices”, on June 17. Moderated by Tonika Lewis Johnson, social justice artist and creator of the Folded Map Project, the event featured Chicago-area community leaders who are members of United Way of Metro Chicago’s inaugural United Neighborhoods Equity Fund cohort.

The Price We All Pay for Racism: A conversation with NY Times Bestselling Author Heather McGhee

In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, join United Way of Metro Chicago and United Way of Illinois for an important conversation with Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.