Reflections and a New Opportunity

By Diane Rand

To follow up on the interest many of you had regarding gun violence in Chicago*, here’s an event you might want to attend.  Top New York Times journalists, representatives from the University of Chicago Crime Lab; and leaders in government, policy, criminal justice, and education will gather for a panel discussion on Wednesday, May 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.  Roseanna Ander, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and the most recent speaker in the Kenilworth Union Church Public Affairs series, will be co-hosting the event with the New York Times.  The cost is $10 and tickets can be purchased at

The event is designed to explore the most promising solutions for the violence plaguing our city.  Panelists include Arne Duncan, Emerson Collective; Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney; Kenneth Johnson, Chicago Police Department District 7 Commander; Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Sean Malinowski, Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief; Autry Phillips, TARGET Area DevCorp; and Anuj Shah, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Hope to see you there.

*Kenilworth Union Church recently hosted a presentation by the University of Chicago Crime Lab as a part of the Church’s Public Affairs speaker series.