Saturday, October 28 | 5 - 6 PM
600 Emerson St | Evanston, IL | 60208
“Matt Taibbi is [Hunter S.] Thompson's heir.” — Seattle Post-Intelligence
Millions watched the video of the death of Eric Garner after a police officer put him in a “chokehold” during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes, galvanizing a wave of “Black Lives Matter” organizing, and protests. Best-selling polemic journalist Matt Taibbi comes to CHF to explore the compelling story of the roots of Garner’s death, the grand jury, the media circus, the subsequent murder of two police officers, and the protests from every side. Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot joins Taibbi for a riveting conversation on urban America, the perversion of its policing, and the racial tensions that threaten to tear it apart.
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A book signing will follow this program
Matt Taibbi, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Divide, Griftopia, and The Great Derangement, is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2007 National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary.
Lori E. Lightfoot has been committed to public service and social justice her entire career. With more than twenty years’ experience in the justice system and government sector, Lori has served as a trial attorney, investigator and risk manager. She currently is a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, based in the Chicago office and handles a range of client matters such as complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, as well as criminal defense.