“Telling Our Own Stories” Community Writing Workshop
Sept. 28-Oct. 19 (Kickoff event Sept. 26)
Northeastern Illinois University will host the “Telling Our Own Stories” Community Writing Workshop run by Chicago Sun-Times journalist and author John Fountain from Sept. 28 through Oct. 19 at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. A kickoff presentation will take place Sept. 26. These workshops are intended to encourage personal story-writing as a way to provide the first drafts of history, uncover the stories that often go missing—particularly those from poor and minority communities—and to promote an insider perspective on people, problems and possibilities in a community, neighborhood and city.
9th Annual CCICS Alumni Breakfast Mixer
The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies will host the 9th Annual CCICS Alumni Breakfast Mixer scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Please join us to mix and mingle with fellow alumni, as well as past and current faculty and staff. Inner City Studies alumnus Honorable Judge John Steele (ret.) will be recognized for his accomplishments, and former instructor and CCICS supporter Honorable Judge Bernetta Bush (ret.) will provide remarks. RSVP for the breakfast by Oct. 5 in one of three ways: