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The Civic Knowledge Project
The Civic Knowledge Project (CKP) is the community connections branch of the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
Mission Statement: The Mission of the CKP is to develop and strengthen community connections, helping to overcome the social, economic, and racial divisions among the various knowledge communities on the South Side of Chicago. We believe that the free and reciprocal flow of knowledge is empowering. Working with our many local collaborators, we (1) Provide educational and humanities programming linking the University of Chicago to other knowledge communities surrounding it; (2) Develop institutional policy for the exchange of knowledge among different local knowledge communities; and (3) Serve as an educational and organizational resource for our community. Ultimately, our Mission is to apply, through meaningful community connections, the motto of the University of Chicago: Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched.
Recent and Upcoming Events
The CKP's Winning Words Initiative: A Midwest Regional Resource Network for Pre-Collegiate Philosophy has now been launched!
The CKP is Celebrating Black History Month! We have another big event coming up on Monday, February 24th, when we will be co-hosting "An Evening with Prof. Timuel Black" with the great people at the MLK Fair Housing Exhibit Center in North Lawndale. As you know, Timuel Black is a true South Side legend, and a very dear friend of the CKP. And given his work with Dr. King, it is especially fitting that this event will be held on the very site where King lived during his time in Chicago in 1966, an area now being transformed into the MLK historic district. Please do join us! Best, Bart
The Civic Knowledge Project Will Work To
Leave No Child Inside
Leave No Life Unexamined
Leave No Voice Unheard
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