Race & Chicago Politics: 30 years after the election of Harold Washington

Learn more about the historic election of Mayor Harold Washington, examine the impact of race in Chicago Politics, and consider the future of racial poiltics in 2013 at a panel discussion on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at International House, 1414 E. 59th Street. "Race & Chicago Politics: 30 Years After the Election of Mayor Harold Washington" will feature panelists David Axelrod, Director of the Institute of Politics and served as a media consultant to Harold Washington’s 1987 mayoral campaign; Michael Dawson, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture; Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President of Policy at the Center for Neighborhood Technology and served as a political advisor for Harold Washington; and Will Burns, member of the Chicago City Council representing Chicago’s 4th Ward. Laura Washington, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, will serve as moderator. 

This event is sponsoed by the Chicago Studies Program of the College, University Community Service Center (UCSC), Institute of Politics (IOP), Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), and International House’s Global Voices Lecture Series.