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BPI Events

BPI hosts events throughout the year, including an annual gala that highlights the important work we have done and continue to do. Attend a BPI event to collaborate, network, and learn more about our racial, economic, and social justice initiatives.

Interested in sponsoring one of BPI’s events? Contact Tammy Reed Tran for more information.

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2022 Annual Event

On June 7, 2022, join BPI for our in-person annual event, from 6 pm-9 pm, at the Chicago History Museum.

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Past Events

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HEP in Illinois

BPI’s Criminal Legal System team hosted a panel discussion that explores the current landscape of HEP in Illinois.

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Building Public Interest

View Health Equity and the Pandemic, the first discussion in our new event series, Building Public Interest.

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2021 Annual Event

View Power In Community, BPI’s 2021 annual event.

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BPI Interviews Sheryll Cashin

This in-depth conversation with the author and law professor covers the history of Black housing experiences in the United States and the short-term impact and long-term implications of public housing desegregation in the Black Community.

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2020 Annual Event

View our 2020 virtual annual event, Change is Now.

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May 2022

Building Public Interest: The Right to Choose and the Broader Fight for Rights

May 26th, 2022 @ 12:00 PM (CDT)

June 2022

Power In Community: Forging Ahead

June 7th, 2022 @ 6 pm (CST)

Join BPI for Power In Community: Forging Ahead, the 2022 annual event. Come out for our first in-person event in two years, and celebrate BPI’s racial and social justice work meeting today’s challenges while laying the groundwork for the future. The...

August 2022

Building Public Interest: The State of Affordable Housing in Chicago

August 17th, 2022 @ 12:00 PM (CST)

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