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Make It Better Sponsored Chicago Humanities Festival Events

April 28 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant

Join Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound. Option B combines Sandberg’s emotional insights and Grant’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity.

An Evening With Marie Kondo

Japanese organizing consultant and founder of KonMari Media, Marie Kondo has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Her best-selling books The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy promise that once you’ve properly decluttered your home, you’ll never have to do it again. Kondo comes to CHF to explain her acclaimed KonMari Method, a category-by-category approach that’s as much about being mindful, introspective, and optimistic as about organizing your things. Come for a talk from the person the New York Times called “perhaps the world’s only decluttering celebrity.”

Keeping Our Water Safe

How do we share the stuff that nobody owns but everyone needs? Water is one of our most precious and finite resources, but it’s also under threat from climate change, overzealous development, and inconsistent governance. Join Kim Wasserman-Nieto, executive director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and Michael Tiboris, from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, for a conversation about local and national approaches to water security and sustainability.

Tickets are available at tickets.chicagohumanities.org.


April 28 @ 8:00 am
April 30 @ 5:00 pm
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