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Chicago Humanities Festival Presents: Rachel Maddow

Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Members only & their guests–$46 (book included), or $26 (entry only). Registration deadline: September 30. To register, please call the Village office at 773.248.8700. Accessible seating must be requested at the time of registration.

It takes a mind like Rachel Maddow’s to dissect the convoluted chaos of today’s current events and emerge with a single cause: not ideology, she says, but oil. In Blowout, the Emmy award-winning MSNBC host traces how the greed of the oil industry has corrupted the world, causing disasters both environmental and political, including, Maddow says, the Russian interference in the 2016 election. Through painstaking reporting, Maddow’s book reveals the extent to which the interests of oil companies influence every aspect of our lives, from the personal to the political. In conversation, Maddow will address how we can and must curb the power of the oil industry, for, as she warns: “Democracy either wins this one, or disappears.”

Note: our block of tickets are reserved for Members Only and their guests; general admission tickets through CHF are sold out.


Saturday, October 12, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Arie Crown Theater
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL United States
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