TAKE IT TO THE PARK!
THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY
BUGHOUSE SQUARE DEBATES
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MCCORMICK TRIBUNE FREEDOM MUSEUM AND THE POETRY FOUNDATION
JULY 28, 2007, NOON TO 4:00 PM
Noon: Black Bear Combo Marching Band
Walt Whitman “I Sing the Body Electric” performed by
three outstanding Chicago area participants in “Poetry Out Loud,”
The Poetry Foundation’s National Poetry Recitation Contest for High School Students.
Cindy Mitchell, Mayor of Bughouse Square
JOHN PETER ALTGELD AWARD PRESENTATION
TO JORGE MÚJICA, IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Each Soap box orator gets about fifteen minutes. All three soapboxes run simultaneously.
Soap Box 1
Speaker 1 - Erwin Lutzer, Jesus in the Spin Zone: Why the Early Church Got It Right
Speaker 2 - Gale Ahrens, In the Spirit of Surrealism, Overthrow Everything!
Speaker 3 – Keith Bolin, How Far from Farm to Fork? Local Food Systems and Your Health
Soap Box 2
Speaker 1 – Bob Matter, Car-sicko: A Prescription for Socialized Transportation
Speaker 2 – KittenINFINITE, Don’t Legalize Prostitution. Decriminalize It.
Speaker 3 – Edwin Yohnka, Why Defend the Offensive?: The Importance of Free Speech
Soap Box 3
Speaker 1 – Michael Silverstein – Electoral Justice for The Supremes!
Speaker 2 – Steve Dale, Do Dogs Belong in Café Society?
Speaker 3 – Rebecca Steinmetz, Why Your Neighborhood Needs a Sex Shop
MAIN DEBATE: Voter Slam
Immigration Reform: Build a wall, offer amnesty or do nothing?
Staged by the Bread and Butter Forum and Second City
Co-hosted by BBF founder Marj Halperin and Second City regular Jordan Klepper.
The Voter Slam format invites people to answer the question in 90 seconds. Speakers are invited to consider immigration reform in the context of economic security for working Americans.
To participate in or attend future Voter Slams, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on BBF, visit http://www.breadandbutterforum.org/.