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Chicago Humanities Festival

The Kaplan Humanities Institute is a longstanding partner of the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF), which presents talks and events with scholars, artists, activists, journalists, and leaders from politics, science, and beyond.

CHF Fall 2021

Join the Chicago Humanities Festival for an extended in-person season of entertaining and thought-provoking events, and help CHF welcomes Sutton Foster, Alan Cumming, Kal Penn, Debbie Millman, Teju Cole, Ron and Clint Howard, and more to stages across Chicago.

For their first in-person Fall season since 2019, CHF will center hometown pride by celebrating the artistry and creativity that make Chicago great: from a film screening celebrating Nelson Algren to a rousing tribute to Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson. Revisit Chicago’s legendary Black Arts Movement, and with UIC’s The Freshwater Lab, explore one of Chicago's most prized natural resources: the Great Lakes. Plus, enjoy performances from Makaya McCraven, Tammy McCann, Third Coast Percussion, and more.


For the full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit:

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