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7:00pm Tuesday, June 6, 2023

#544 Online: Are Traffic Stops the new Stop and Frisk in Chicago?

Block Club reporter Pascal Sabino will share how he used multiple data sources, legal documents and individual narratives to piece together the reasoning behind a recent and dramatic tactical shift by Chicago Police, and the impact it has had on Black and Latino Chicagoans.

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Online: Are Traffic Stops the new Stop and Frisk in Chicago?

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7:00pm Tuesday, May 30, 2023

#543 Online: Open Hack

There will be no presentation this week. Instead, we're going to have an Open Hack. Join our 7pm open Zoom call for introductions, socializing, announcements and breakout groups.


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Tuesday, June 13, 2023 6:00pm In-person and Online: Budburst

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Join us at Media Party on June 8-10, 2023!

Join us at Media Party on June 8-10, 2023!

May 23, 2023 by Derek Eder

Chi Hack Night is excited to be partnering with Hacks/Hackers for Media Party Chicago 2023! Join us as attendees and participants along with journalists, designers, entrepreneurs, and tech experts, sparking innovative dialogues on artificial intelligence, democracy, and the future of media!

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