This February, join Chicago Beyond in our space for a series of events centered around promoting equity across creativity, sports, building generational wealth, and technology. 

February 15: NBA All-Star Pop Up - Beyond the Court

All-Star Weekend: Beyond the Court 

February 15, 2020
12pm – 3pm 

True Chicago, Leo Burnett, and Chicago Beyond are joining forces for All-Star Weekend to host Beyond the Court—a dynamic moment with live art, local eats, words from professional athletes, and performances from some of our favorite local talent.

Beyond the Court will feature a panel of prominent athletes and artists speaking to the importance of creativity and sports, both personally and for our city. Panelists will include ESPN analyst Brooke Weisbrod, former Milwaukee Buck Bobby Simmons, Designer Brandon Breaux, and Remember the Titans actor Wood Harris.

February 18: Building a Legacy with Chicago Ideas

Building a Legacy: A Look at the History of Black Generational Wealth

February 18, 2020

This Conversation will make an unflinching examination of the hindrances that have historically prevented the accumulation of black wealth from one generation to the next while exploring the various entrepreneurial solutions that have broken the cycle of poverty. By first looking at the impact of corporate franchise model on the black community in Chicago, we’ll zoom out to take stock of our current situation and identify the necessary steps for closing the racial wealth gap nationwide.

Marcia Chatelain
Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University
Lolly Bowean
General Assignment Reporter, the Chicago Tribune

February 19: Tech on the Block - Education Edition

Leveraging Tech for Social Justice: Education Edition

February 19, 2020
6 – 7:30pm

Technology has helped society achieve things we never thought possible – cars that are self-driving, money transfers with the tap of a finger, channel flipping with the sound of your voice – and each innovation has proven valuable for many diverse populations across the globe. At the same time, how has technology fallen short or even created harm, especially for some of Chicago’s young people and communities?

Join Chicago Beyond for a discussion on how technology can be better utilized to build a more equitable future for Chicago’s young people and communities.

Tech on the Block: The Education Edition will examine the implications of inequitable access to and usage of education technology.

Hear from entrepreneurs who are challenging the status quo for diverse populations – from foster-involved youth to those who are incarcerated.