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Community Conversations

presented by Uptown Church & Uplift Community High School
Uptown Church & Uplift Community High School Community Conversations

Join us Monday May 20th, for a discussion on Race Relations in America.

Uplift Community High School and Uptown Church partner together twice a year to host a public conversation for the neighborhood. Each discussion features a diverse panel of powerful and intelligent voices that help us address issues we face as a community.

When & Where

Monday, May 20th
900 W Wilson Ave at Uplift Community High School
(enter through Door 5)
6:30 p.m.
Free parking is available in the school lot.

Spring 2019 Discussion Topic: Race Relations in America

Our panel will discuss the idea of race as a social construct and talk about ways we can improve our connections, deepen our relationships, and build stronger communities. Our panelists will also share their thoughts on how we can collectively address issues of equality, ensuring that all ethnic identities are valued as an integral part of the fabric of our community, city, and nation.

Panel Includes

Tuyet Ngo - Vietnamese Association of Illinois
Dr. David Stovall - University of Illinois Chicago
Jacinda Bullie - Kuumba Lynx Chicago
Suzanne Akhras Sahloul - Syrian Community Network
David Swanson - New Community Outreach and New Community Covenant Church Bronzeville

Uplift Art

Uplift Students will be creating original artwork to be on display during the event.

Kuumba Lynx

Students involved in Kuumba Lynx will be performing to open the evening.


Uptown Church will be organizing treats to be shared.