Mellon Lecture in Engaged Humanities: Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune: “The Stories We Tell: The People We Are”
Date / Time
October 28, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune
“The Stories We Tell: The People We Are”
An examination of how marginalized and vulnerable communities are covered and written about in the mainstream media and the impact the coverage makes.
Lolly Bowean is a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Tribune who has a particular focus on urban affairs, youth culture, housing, minority communities and government relations. She writes primarily about Chicago’s unique African-American community and the development of the Obama Presidential Center. During her tenure, she has written about the death of Nelson Mandela, how violence is lived in troubled neighborhoods, and the 2008 election and inauguration of President Barack Obama. Most recently, she covered the election of Chicago’s first African-American woman Mayor, Lori Lightfoot. In addition, she’s covered Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the last gathering of the original Tuskegee Airmen.