Roll Call: Policing in Chicago's Black Community, Then and Now

December 8, 2020

Upcoming Dates

December 8, 2020

Roll Call: Policing in Chicago's Black Community, Then and Now

Join Lyric Opera of Chicago, WFMT, and WTTW for Roll Call: Policing in Chicago's Black Community, Then and Now.  This virtual conversation will focus on the evolving relationship between the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Chicago's Black community. Inspired by the Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of the opera Blue and WTTW’s FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence digital series, the discussion will include Howard Saffold, retired CPD officer and founding member of the African American Police League and Sergeant Jermaine Harris of the CPD's Community Policing Division. The discussion will be moderated by the Field Foundation’s Lolly Bowean. Roll Call will take place on Tuesday, December 8 at 6pm. 

This event is free, and reservations are required. 

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  • Location: Virtual Event

Public programs inspired by BLUE

Public programs inspired by BLUE

Inspired by the Chicago premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s opera Blue, Lyric has developed a slate of public programs geared toward engaging audiences in conversations around contemporary issues relevant to the opera. 

Blue public programs are made possible with support from

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Blue is made possible by support from

A co-production of The Glimmerglass Festival, Washington National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Photo: Karli Cadel/ The Glimmerglass Festival