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Fire in the Heart Author to Discuss Racial Justice at CURL Seminar
Prominent Chicago Activists to Join the Discussion and Offer Commentary

What:
Mark R. Warren, successful author and associate professor of education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, will speak about his newest book, Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice, at Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) Morning Seminar on Friday, November 19.

Fire in the Heart is based on in-depth interviews with 50 white activists from across the country and brings to light the perspectives of white people who are working to build the foundations for a truly multiracial America, rooted in a caring community with equity and justice at its core.

Joining Professor Warren will be two Chicago community activists, Madeline Talbott and Jim Capraro, who will reflect on their own experiences and comment on his book. Talbott is a community organizer who has worked on the Chicago housing scene for more than 30 years and currently works at Action Now. Capraro served as executive director of Greater Southwest Development Corp. in the Chicago Lawn community for 35 years and was involved in the passage of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gina Lopez at 312.915.7769 or visit LUC.edu/curl.

When:
Friday, November 19, 2010
10:30 a.m.

Where:
CURL Seminar Room
Lewis Towers, 10th Floor
111 East Pearson
Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus

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