WTTW’s Firsthand: Segregation – Small Businesses & Segregation in Chicago

  • July 28, 2022
  • 12:00 pm to
  • Member: FREE w/ RSVP
  • Non-member: FREE w/ RSVP
  • WTTW
  • Zoom

How is running a small business in Pilsen different from making a living in Lincoln Park? Can residents in Back of the Yards access the same goods and services as those living in Wicker Park? Where you live in Chicago often determines whether you have access to basic resources and whether you can run a viable business to fill those gaps.

Join WTTW’s Firsthand: Segregation and the Folded Map Project for a conversation with small business owners from across the city to discuss the different kinds of impacts that segregation in Chicago has on their livelihoods and communities.

This conversation will feature:

  • Adrianne Hawthorne, artist and owner of Ponnopozz in Ravenswood
  • Corie Luckett, owner of Englewood Branded apparel
  • Nova Sasi, owner of Ghin Khao Eat Rice restaurant in Pilsen
  • Courtney Jones, Co-Owner of RE-CHRG Real Estate Brokerage and Executive Director of Black Coalition for Housing

The conversation will be moderated by:

  • Tonika Lewis Johnson, Creator, Folded Map Project and Co-founder, Englewood Arts Collective and Resident Association of Greater Englewood
  • Jose Rico, Circlekeeper and Executive Director of Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Chicago

Presented by


FIRSTHAND: Segregation is part of WTTW’s award-winning FIRSTHAND multiplatform, multi-year initiative focusing on the firsthand perspectives of people facing critical issues in Chicago. Visit their website to explore the project.

Gene Wagendorf III

Associate Director, Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce | View Bio

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