The third annual American Dream Reconsidered Conference was held Sept. 10–14, 2018, headlined by keynote addresses from Eric Holder, the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, and hip-hop artist and actor, Common.
The American Dream Reconsidered Conference 2018: Activism in an Age of Polarization: A Conversation with Common
How do we make the world a better place? It’s an age-old conundrum that may never find a solution. But for Common, the award-winning actor, rapper, producer and activist, that journey starts — and always has started — with love.
The American Dream Reconsidered Conference 2018: Public Service and Civil Rights: A Conversation with Eric Holder
The Honorable Eric H Holder and Judge Anne Claire Williams conversed about the roles of Americans everywhere—and the importance of voting in that process.
Shaped by a tapestry of historical, institutional, ideological, and political factors, the U.S. heath care system is unlike the rest of the industrialized world. But how did it get this complicated? Expert panelists discussed the tangled web of influences that created today’s complicated system.
Roosevelt University was both challenged and impassioned by author and activist Rebecca Traister and Chicago-based columnist Maudlyne Ihejirika at the American Dream Reconsidered Conference, where they had a lively discussion about women in leadership roles during the advent of the #MeToo movement.
The Policing and Prison Reform panel brought out an impassioned audience voicing their concerns on the issues of mass incarceration, racial and economic segregation, policing in lower-income communities, and reformation of the prison system and law enforcement.