Book Launch: "The South Side" by Natalie Moore

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Parkway Ballroom

4455 South King Drive

Chicago, IL 60653

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Join WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore and acclaimed visual artist Amanda Williams for the official launch of Moore's new book "The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation" at the historic Parkway Ballroom in Bronzeville.

Following an onstage interview about the book and Moore, 57th Street Books will be selling copies of "The South Side" and Moore will be on hand to sign them for a brief time.



Natalie is WBEZ's South Side Bureau Reporter.

Prior to joining the WBEZ staff in May 2007, Natalie was a city hall reporter for the Detroit News. She has also been an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a reporter for the Associated Press in Jerusalem.

Natalie’s work has been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. Natalie is the author of TheSouth Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation (March 2016, St. Martin’s Press) She is co-author of the book Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation. (Cleis Press, 2006). She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang. (Feb. 2011, Lawrence Hill Press).

Natalie has an M.S.J. in Newspaper Management from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University. Natalie is a 2009 fellow at Columbia College’s Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, which allowed her to take a reporting trip to Libya. She's also a 2010 recipient of the Studs Terkel Community Media Award. She has won several journalism awards, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. She is a member of the Windy City Chapter of The Links, Inc.

Amanda Williams is a trained architect and visual artist who, for the better part of 20 years, has been
consumed with creating artful solutions as a way to help make all parts of Chicago thrive. Williams is a
graduate of Cornell University’s school of Architecture and worked for a number of years as a designer in
the Bay Area. She has exhibited and lectured throughout the US, including the Studio Museum in Harlem,
Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, Syracuse University and the University of Michigan. Her most recent work,
Color(ed) Theory , was prominently featured in the City’s inaugural Architecture Biennial and resulted in
Amanda being included as one of this year’s Design 50 by NewCity magazine. Amanda has just received a
public design/build commission from the Pulizter Foundation in St. Louis. She is a 3Arts awardee and former
Eidlitz Fellow. Amanda is as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She lives
in Bronzeville with her husband and two daughters.

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Chicago, IL 60653

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