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Local Live(s): Making Chicago Home

Join us for Local Live(s) — an evening of storytelling and entertainment

Make yourself at home!

Join the Chicago Sun-Times’ latest virtual gathering of journalists and strangers you wish you knew on our next season of Local Live(s).

This season will feature artists and speakers from right here in our own backyard, sharing experiences of making Chicago a home away from home.

Our Local Live(s) event will uncover personal stories that will change your perspective, introduce artists that are creating our collective future and pass the mic to voices that don’t often have a stage.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of our next Local Live(s) on August 25 at 7:00 p.m. to hear stories about Making Chicago Home from:

  • Former American Idol contestant Ephraim Bugumba. In 1999, at three years old, Bugumba fled Makobola in the Democratic Republic of Congo with his family and eventually emigrated to the U.S. as a refugee in 2012. His harrowing journey inspires his music.
  • Sun-Times journalist Ismael Perez. Perez recently moved back to Chicago after spending much of the pandemic in Texas with his family. Perez instantly felt a sense of community when moving into his new apartment in Pilsen.
  • Sun-Times Assistant Metro Editor Rummana Hussain. Hussain’s family has always called Chicago home thanks to her father planting the seeds of Chicago Cubs fan devotion when he first set foot in Chicago over a half century ago.
  • Performer and writer Jasmine Henri Jordan. Jordan creates performances with a collective called Hot Kitchen. She is especially interested in creating work that critiques pop culture and makes messes.
  • South Side writer, educator and storyteller Jacoby Cochran. Cochran is the new host of City Cast Chicago, a daily news podcast about all things Chicago.

Local Live(s) is hyper-local, super creative and incredibly fun.

Brought to you by Back Pocket Media and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Wednesday, August 25

7:00 p.m. CT

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