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Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced Matt McGill, host of The Matt McGill Show on WVON, will be joined by Jessica Campuzano, a Chicago Public Schools sophomore and aspiring journalist, as the hosts and for his second live Facebook Town Hall meeting, centered around a conversation on education, on January 23 at 6:30 p.m.
McGill and Campuzano will be moderating a discussion of questions submitted by Chicagoans via www.AskChicago.org. The event’s live-studio audience will be made up of students from Westinghouse College Prep’s National Honor Society, Mikvah Challenge, Student Council and Culture Colectivo. The public is invited to watch and interact with the real-time discussion at their computers or by attending several community viewing locations across the City.
“I look forward to again working with Matt McGill, who hosted our budget town hall meeting, and of course with Jessica Campuzano, a current CPS student,” said Mayor Emanuel. “And more importantly, I look forward to answering questions from people across Chicago regarding improving education for children, young adults and those returning to school.”
In addition to streaming the event online, the Mayor’s Office is worked with the Smart Communities program, the Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago to plan #AskChicago viewing events. Beth Swanson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Education, will be joining students, faculty and parents at Westinghouse College Prep.
Adolfo Hernandez,Director of the Office of New Americans, will attend the public viewing event at the Instituto del Progreso Latino in Pilsen. These events are posted online next week at www.AskChicago.org, and residents can also contact 3-1-1 find a local viewing locations where they can participate.
Julian High School
10330 S Elizabeth Street
Chicago, IL 60643
Prosser Career Academy
2148 N Long Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
Northside College Prep
5501 N Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Kennedy King College
Family Net Center
747 W 63rd Street
Building V, Room 106 Chicago, IL 60621
Contact: Clarence Hogan 773.487.3723 email@example.com
Begin arriving at: 5:30pm Number of Spots: 15
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Family Net Center
2570 S Blue Island, Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Jesus Gonzalez 773.890.0055 firstname.lastname@example.org
Luiz Magana 312.666.1323 email@example.com
Liz Rosas-Landa 312.618.9930 firstname.lastname@example.org
Begin arriving at 5:30 pm Number of spots: 15
St. Sabina Employment Resource Center
7901 S Racine Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Contact: Jimmy Prude
Work 773.483.3969 email@example.com
Begin arriving at 6:00 pm Number of spots: 15-20
Harold Washington College
Computer Lab (Room 404)
30 E. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60601
7500 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60652
The public is encouraged to submit education-related questions and vote for questions to ask the Mayor at www.AskChicago.org. The town hall can be viewed at www.facebook.com/chicagomayorsoffice or www.livestream.com/chicagomayorsoffice. This past June, Mayor Emanuel became the first sitting mayor of a major city to hold a live online chat in which questions were submitted and ranked by the public.
Since taking office, Mayor Emanuel has leveraged social media to better connect with the public. This Facebook Town Hall forum compliments existing efforts including:
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