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The View from Room 205: A Public Discussion w/ Linda Lutton and Eve Ewing

  • Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater 78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL, 60602 United States (map)

This event is free, but an RSVP is required-- click here to reserve your space.

Join WBEZ for an open, community discussion about the station’s recent documentary, The View from Room 205. WBEZ reporter Linda Lutton spent a year in a fourth grade classroom on Chicago’s West Side to examine the intersection of poverty, the American Dream and education. The story is told from the perspective of 9-year-olds and their school.

Education sociologist (and former CPS middle school teacher) Eve Ewing of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration will be the classroom teacher for the evening. Documentary producer Linda Lutton will discuss the making ofThe View from Room 205 and answer questions. Audience members are invited to ask questions and share their point of view regarding the documentary and the broader issues it raises.

Don’t come to class without doing your homework! Listen to the 57-minute audio documentary ahead of time! Download or stream it here:, or on iTunes (Episode 1).

Doors Open: 6:00 PM**
Program: 6:30-8:00 PM
Reception in the Rotunda: 8:00-9:00 PM

** This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP. Please note your RSVP does NOT guarantee admission. We anticipate a large crowd and strongly recommend that you arrive early to claim your seat.

Earlier Event: February 28
The Interview Show
Later Event: March 31
Annual Black Feminism/Womanism Forum