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Fall 2017 Levy Lecture Series


The Levy Senior Center Foundation is happy to provide a new lecture series designed for residents 55+ years young who are passionate about learning new things and different ways at looking at the world. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Levy Senior Center, or if you’re a long-time member of the Levy Center family, please join us!

All lectures will be held at the Levy Senior Center at 300 Dodge Avenue in Evanston, IL. Lectures are free, but registration is required due to space limitations.

Reserve your place in one of three ways: complete the online form, call the Levy Center at (847) 448-8250, or drop by the Levy Center’s front desk.
 

OCTOBER 10 | 1 PM

The Burge Affair: A Look Back from the Front Row

Mark Iris, PhD, Northwestern University | former Executive Director of the Chicago Police Board

During the 1980s and 1990s, Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was the target of allegations that he and others tortured suspects into falsely confessing to crimes. As a result, the City of Chicago has been a key participant in civil litigation, costing tax payers more than $100 million to date.
The wrongfully convicted have been released from prison, and Burge was incarcerated for perjury. How did such a destructive person elude prosecution for so long? How did this litigation play out in the courtrooms?
Join us as Mark Iris takes us through a sordid chapter in Chicago’s history and explains its far-reaching impact.