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Ida B Wells and The National Housing Museum

March 25, 2010

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker. She stands as one of our nation's most uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of democracy. She was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862 and died in Chicago, Illinois 1931 at the age of sixty-nine.

Join us for:
The Women Behind the Names

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Date: March 24, 2010
Location: Conaway Center @ Columbia College
1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

Ida B. Wells

This inaugural program co-presented by the National Public Housing Museum and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media will focus on the lives and work of the women for whom many public housing communities have been named. In the spirit of celebrating these women who made inordinate contributions to our society, this program highlights people who are currently carrying this torch through their own work and activism.

The theme of this panel discussion, "Journalism as Activism: Using Media to Expose Inequality and Impact Social Change," will focus on the journalism legacy of Ida B. Wells, celebrated journalist, civil rights activist, suffragist, community organizer and founder of the NAACP. Several veteran journalists including Clarence Page, Barbara Reynolds, David Protess, Thandi Chimurenga and Megan Cottrell, who are working in the tradition of Ida B. Wells, will discuss today's issues and how they are using current media outlets to address them.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call: 312-369-8829

Come Visit:
History Coming Home
An Exhibit at the Merchandise Mart

In 2012, The National Public Housing Museum will open as a permanent home for the complicated, contentious - yet often inspiring history of public housing in America.

Come explore this exhibit to get a hint of what's to come.
If all you know of public housing is its tragic side, you'll find there's more to the story.

Dates: February 8 - May 7, 2010
Location: Merchandise Mart, South Lobby - Chicago IL
Hours: 11a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Saturday
Exhibit is free and open to the public

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