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Chicago at the Crossroad

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You are invited to a FREE documentary screening of Chicago at the Crossroad, a feature film that explores the history of housing segregation and violence in Chicago and America. A panel discussion will follow thereafter.
Film Synopsis:
Much is said about the violence that plagues segregated communities. But what is known about the systems that created it, the laws that isolated it, and the policies that abandoned it? And how does a city heal from decades of heartbreak and pain? A feature documentary filmed over the course of 15 years, Chicago at the Crossroad answers these questions, offering a penetrating look at the incessant segregation, violence and disastrous public policy decisions that affect Chicago and cities across the country.
View Website & Trailer: https://www.chicagoatthecrossroad.com/
Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6. The evening will start with a meet and greet and then the documentary will begin at 6:30 p.m. Stick around for the panel after the film at 7:45 p.m. The panel will focus on both the documentary and it’s parallels to Wichita, KS. The panel will include Brian Schodorf, producer and director of the film, Dr. Robert Weems, Jr., Williard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History, Angeline Johnson, Chief Opportunity Zone Officer, Brandon Johnson, City Councilperson District 1, Lavonta Williams Former Councilperson for District 1 and serving as the moderator. For more information or questions, contact the WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 316-978-3034 or email Danielle Johnson at danielle.johnson@wichita.edu.
Please park in lot 7, located south of the CAC Theater highlighted in yellow. There is a parking garage next to lot 7, in which you must pay to park in the garage. There are a few handicap spots located on Isely Lane. There are no other open spots along Isely Lane to park. Do not park in any spots designated with a red sign.
Sponsored by:
Schodorf Media Creative, Community Operations Recovery Empowerment, MOMS Demand Action, Newman Black Student Union & Diversity Roundtable Ambassadors, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, Progeny, Root the Power, The Seed House, Sunflower Community Action, Wichita Branch of the NAACP, Wichita State University Black Student Union, Wichita State University Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Wichita State Univesity Office of Diversity and Inclusion
6:00 p.m. Meet and Greet
6:30 p.m. Film Screening
7:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
– Brian Schodorf Producer/Director
– Dr. Robert Weems, Willard W.Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History
– Angeline Johnson, Fuse Fellow
– Brandon Johnson, City Councilperson District 1
– Lavonta Williams, Former Councilperson District 1 Moderator


November 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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WSU Division of Diversity and Community Engagement


WSU CAC Theater
1845 Fairmount ST
Wichita, KS 67260 United States
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