Global citizen Nari Safavi joins us for our regular Weekend Passport segment, when he gives you some global things to do without leaving Chicago.
In January 2017, following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, an executive order, most commonly known as the “Muslim ban” or “travel ban,” halted refugee admissions and barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. One year later, 90 Days, 90 Voices partners with Veterans for American Ideals for “NoMuslimBanEver” — a night of stories from immigrants and refugees who have been impacted by the Muslim ban.
We’ll discuss the gathering with independent journalist and founder of 90 Days, 90 Voices Nissa Rhee. The event is Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library.
Also, the life of Illinois Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton was cut short in December 1969 during an FBI raid of his home. Hampton’s life and the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chapter is the focus of the exhibit, “Black Panther Party 50 Year Retrospective.” Featured at the Westside Justice Center, the exhibit is curated by several former Black Panther Party members and includes installations of numerous artifacts and photographs.
We’ll discuss the exhibit with attorney and Westside Justice Center Executive Director Tanya D. Woods. The exhibit shows through April 2018.