70 Acres in Chicago & Book Reading
Thurs, Dec. 10 @ 4:30pm 179GD, Teacher's College
20 years in the making, 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green follows the story of a community displaced when their neighborhood is torn down in the name of progress. Directed by Ronit Bezalel, USA, 2014, 53min, documentary in English.
Elaine Hegwood Bowen will read from her book
Old School Adventures from EnglewoodSouth Side of Chicago
Elaine Hegwood Bowen, Old School Adventures from EnglewoodSouth Side of Chicago, is a veteran journalist and native Chicagoan born and raised on the South Side. She has covered both Chicago's urban and suburban communities. Elaine has been writing for the Chicago Crusader newspaper since 1994. In her book, Elaine shares her recollections of what life was like growing up in Englewood, decades before the term "Chi-raq" was thrown into the urban vernacular, when her parents migrated to Chicago in the early 1950s and purchased a home in 1959. She grounds her stories in exciting childhood adventures, as well as the cultural happenings of the time, discussing such issues as Dr. Martin Luther King, race riots, and integration. She provides a glimpse into what the neighborhood was once like. Elaine has taught at City Colleges of Chicago and Roosevelt University, where she earned undergraduate and graduate Journalism degrees. Her book, and its universal theme, has been covered in local and national broadcast and print media. In her spare time, Elaine covers local and national film festivals, including Tribeca and the Chicago International Film Festival, and pens movie reviews forwww.filmmonthly.com. @englewoodelaine
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