Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative: Cabrini-Green, Lincoln Park's Public-Housing Neighbor; A Discussion with Ben Austen, Author of High-Risers

December 8, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative, a partnership between DePaul University and the Lincoln Park community which documents the shared history between the neighborhood and the university, is pleased to present their Fall program.

Please join authors Ben Austen and Audrey Petty, as they discuss High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing, Ben Austen’s book, which is a sweeping exploration of race, class, popular culture, and politics in modern America that brilliantly considers what went wrong in our nation's effort to provide affordable housing to the poor—and what we can learn from those mistakes. 

You can order the book in advance from 2 local booksellers: Seminary Coop and Unabridged

About the panelists: 

Ben Austen is a local Chicago writer. His book High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing was named one of the best books of 2018 by Booklist, Mother Jones and the public libraries of Chicago and St. Louis. 

Audrey Petty is a fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction writer and educator. Petty has taught extensively in the fields of African American literature and creative writing. Formerly on faculty in the Creative Writing Programs at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Knox College.   


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