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6pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018

#298 Community Feedback Session

Please join us for a facilitated group discussion to reflect on what we’ve done at Chi Hack Night in the last 18 months, share what’s important to us now, and come up with some ideas for taking action.

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Community Feedback Session

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6pm Thursday, April 26, 2018

Daniel Kay Hertz, The Battle of Lincoln Park

Daniel Kay Hertz leads a dialogue around the issues raised in his upcoming book The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago. Attendees will have a chance to give feedback to Hertz’s book before he submits the final manuscript as well as learn how to use archival resources to better understand the history of community conflict and how they can be applied to today’s gentrifying areas.

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Daniel Kay Hertz, The Battle of Lincoln Park

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Civic Tech and Data Journalism: Better Together

Civic Tech and Data Journalism: Better Together

Apr 10, 2018 by Katie O'Shea

On March 10, 2018, a cadre of journalists, civic tech folks, and other interested people gathered in a room at the Marriott Magnificent Mile to discuss the relationship of civic tech and data journalism. Derek Eder and I were to facilitate the discussion at this session, which was called “Civic Tech and Data Journalism: Better Together.” We didn’t include a period on the end of the title, but for us it was implied – it was a statement of fact. However, we soon found, just minutes into the discussion, that, for many in the group, the title should have ended in a question mark.

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