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Chelsea Manning, Jessica Lange and more are part of CHF's fall slate
2022-10-12

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This fall, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is bringing some of the biggest names in film, politics, music, literature and activism to stages across Chicago for conversations addressing the theme of "PUBLIC" and how people are all reimagining their public lives.

With whistleblower Chelsea Manning and Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova (Nov. 5), CHF will ask what right the public has to information. Experts from The Verge (Nov. 12) will discuss the relationship between the public and Big Tech in a series called "The Social Mind."

In addition, onetime presidential candidate Marianne Williamson (Nov. 12) will address the role of public politics after the midterm elections. Reporter April Ryan and political advisor Valerie Jarrett (Oct. 22) will talk about how Black women can save the public. And poet Elizabeth Alexander (later in the fall), photographer Devin Allen (Nov. 5), artist Jefferson Pinder (Oct. 29) and scholar Margaret A. Burnham (Oct. 29) will all explore how racism still divides our American public.

Also, many events feature some of the biggest names in culture, including legendary musician Patti Smith (later in the fall); two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange (Nov. 12); artist, filmmaker, and writer Miranda July (Oct. 22); literary giants Jonathan Franzen and George Saunders (both Oct. 29); filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Jonathan Ames; country singer Margo Price (special date of Oct. 23); and comedians Iliza Shlesinger (special date of Oct. 13), Kevin Nealon with Tim Meadows (Oct. 29), and Chicago native Jeff Garlin talking with Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Susie Essman (Oct. 22).

Most events will take place on various Neighborhood Days, where all of the events are held within walking distance in a specific neighborhood to encourage audiences to spend all day hopping from one event to another. Neighborhood Days include Northwestern on Oct. 22, Hyde Park on Oct. 29, Southport on Nov. 5 and Lincoln Park on Nov. 12.

See www.chicagohumanities.org/ for more information.


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