Exercise your First Amendment rights and relive the exciting public debates that immortalized Washington Square Park. Join the Freedom Museum, the Newberry Library, and the Poetry Foundation, for music and lively debates on current issues, and engage in some good-natured heckling with the crowd. This year, relive the Lincoln-Douglas debates in honor of the Lincoln Bicentennial, and get your photo taken with Lincoln and Douglas. Author Alex Kotlowitz will sign his books before the debates, from 12-1pm, and Rick Kogan will MC this exciting day of activities and speakers.
Make a day of it for your family at the park! Before the debates, Get Healthy Chicago's Chris Nassivera will be teaching a complimentary Kid's Yoga class outside the Newberry Library from 10:30-11:30am on Saturday, July 25th. An adult yoga class will be held at 9 am.