2024 Annual Gala:

Changing Rules, Changing Lives

Please join us for a night of celebration and help us raise critical funds to support our big vision to advance racial and economic justice.

Event Details

April 11, 2024
6:00 pm
The Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609

Ticket Sales
100% of gala proceeds support the Shriver Center’s fight for racial and economic justice. All tickets purchased are non-refundable.



Chris Singleton

Love Your Neighbor
“Nobody chooses their skin color, so why would I ever hate you for yours? And why would you ever hate me for mine?”

— Chris Singleton

Former Chicago Cub-turned activist, Chris Singleton lost his mother in the mass shooting at the historic Emmanuel AME Church, a prominent Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, renowned for its activism during the civil rights movement. Chris will share his message of resilience, forgiveness, and unity.

Gala Sponsors

For questions about sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Dowland Kabwe, Vice President of Development, at erinkabwe@povertylaw.org or 312.809.8144.

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