The American Dream Reconsidered Conference


On November 2, local politicians will unpack recent educational reforms that aim to redress unequal resources and structural racism in Illinois schools. Panelists will debate how federal policy could ensure every student receives a quality public education.

After 18 months of political and health crises, the American Dream Reconsidered Conference refocuses our attention on the future. Experts and activists debate how we can promote social justice in health care, education and culture.

The conference is free to the public. Register here.


Kimberly A. Lightford, Illinois State Senator, 4th District

Mike Honda, Former U.S. Representative from California

Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Illinois State Senator, 20th District

Time and Location

Tuesday, November 2 at 12:30 p.m. CST

Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

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About Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University is a private nonprofit institution founded in 1945 on the principles of social and racial justice. The University continues to champion diversity, inclusion and access through experiential learning that transcends the classroom.

Roosevelt University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs online and at two campus locations in the Chicago area. Students who attend the University will become socially conscious leaders who thrive in a changing world. Learn more at

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