May and early-June, 2017: Individual reading.
Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914 - 1954. Author: Timothy B. Neary. 272 pages.
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Wednesday, June 14 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Book Discussion & Signing with the Author
Old St. Pat's Hughes Hall, 700 W. Adams Street, Chicago
How did mid-20th century racial violence lead to the formation of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) sports programs?
What similarities are there between mid-20th century Chicago (as explained in the book) and the North Lawndale and Old St. Pat's communities in 2017?
Can the Kinship Initiative, the NLCCC and the church contribute to racial reconciliation and reduce violence in Chicago today via youth sports?