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Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
126 E Chestnut | Chicago, IL | 60611
“The moral compass of American diplomacy.” – Forbes
When Barack Obama appointed activist, author, and academic Samantha Power as the United States' ambassador to the United Nations, she became the youngest person ever to hold that post. Known for her commitment to democracy and an interventionist approach to foreign policy, Power's tenure included responding to pressing human rights issues ranging from the persistence of gender discrimination around the world to the plight of refugees from the rise of the Islamic State. Now that she has left government service, Power comes to CHF to discuss what she believes is the right way forward on human rights, in conversation with foreign affairs journalist and author Robin Wright.
This annual lecture honors the late Joanne H. Alter's pioneering work on behalf of women interested in social action and public service.
Charter Humanists must RSVP for complimentary entry to this program by calling (312) 605-8444.
This program is a special Festival fundraiser. Following her public event, Samantha Power will join the Chicago Humanities Festival Gala. Click here for more information.
If you would like to request an accessibility accommodation, please email us at [email protected] or call the CHF Box Office at (312) 605-8444.
Ambassador Samantha Power has been called the “conscience” of U.S. foreign policy. A leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world, global cooperation, and human rights, she has a unique perspective – spending half of her career explaining complex geopolitical events as a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, and Harvard professor, and the last eight years helping to shape them. The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, she was also a member of President Obama’s Cabinet and a senior adviser at the White House.
Robin Wright has reported from more than a 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, and others. Her foreign tours include the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Wright has been a fellow at Yale, Duke, Stanford, Brookings Institute, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Among many awards, she won the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative." The American Academy of Diplomacy selected her as the journalist of the year in 2004.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Edlis Neeson Theater
220 E Chicago Ave | Chicago, IL | 60611
“Ms. Driscoll’s most ambitious project to date.” — The New York Times
In her latest work, Play, Bessie Award–winning director and choreographer Faye Driscoll turns to the ritual of storytelling to explore how we relate to one another and how we form identities as individuals and citizens. The second installment in her Thank You For Coming trilogy, the work furthers Driscoll’s contention that we all are wrapped up in each other, whether we like it or not. Come experience a strange and enthralling collage of gesture, image, voice and persona, where the physical and aural exist in a slippery relationship, and performers ventriloquize, shape-shift, and speak through and for each other.
- Thursday, November 9: 7:30 - 8:45 PM (#706)
- Friday, November 10: 7:30 – 8:45 PM (#709)
- Saturday, November 11: 7:30 - 8:45 PM (#813)
- Sunday, November 12: 2 - 3:15 PM (#903)
This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Charter Humanists must purchase member-price admission for this program. Student and teacher tickets are limited in availability.
Sunday, November 12 at 2pm: This performance is open to everyone, but the artists are offering it as a relaxed performance. Relaxed performances are for people, with or without disabilities, who prefer some flexibility in regards to noise and movement in the theater. Stage lighting and sound have been adapted by the artists to be less intense. Patrons are free to leave and reenter the theater as necessary, and the theater lights are kept at a glow to facilitate movement. Sensory rest areas are available outside the theater for patrons to take a break before returning to the show. Volunteers, many of whom are members of the disabled community, are present to assist. ASL interpretation and audio description is also provided. For more information, call the MCA Box Office at 312-397-4010
Faye Driscoll is a Bessie-award winning choreographer who has been called a "startlingly original talent" by The New York Times. Her work has been presented at venues nationally such as the Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, ICA/Boston, The Kitchen, American Dance Festival, Fusebox Festival, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, and she has toured internationally to France, Greece, Ireland, Argentina and Australia. Driscoll has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital award, and is a grateful recipient of a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award and Fellowship.