Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Harold Washington Library Center Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

Authors Flint Taylor, Ed Bachrach and Austin Berg discuss Chicago’s torturous past—and its chances for reform. Author and former alderman Dick Simpson moderates the presentation.

This event is presented by the Midland Authors in collaboration with the Chicago Public Library and in conjunction with the Burge Victims Speak exhibit at Harold Washington Library Center.

Taylor is the author of “The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago.” “Written in a straightforward style by someone on the frontlines of a 50-year fight (for justice), the book recounts the courageous persistence of both the lawyers fighting for victims of state-sanctioned abuse and the victims themselves,” says Mary Wisniewski, author of Algren: A Life.

Bachrach and Berg are the authors of “The New Chicago Way.” “This book reveals how serious Chicago’s government problems are and how they are related to each other. More important, it provides a comprehensive solution to those problems. It should be read by scholars, public interest groups and the public,” says Simpson, a political science professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago whose books include “The Good Fight: Life Lessons from a Chicago Progressive.”

Doors to the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium open at 5 p.m., and seating is first come, first served. Books are available for purchase, and the authors will autograph books at the conclusion of the program.

Listen to an audio recording of the event: