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Shame of Chicago Screening

  • Thursday, April 11 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, April 11 | 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Join us for a private reception with light bites and drinks followed by our special advanced screening of Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation.

Immediately following the screening of part of the documentary, we’ll listen to a powerful conversation about the impact and present-day application of this new series.


Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation is a four-part documentary series that lays bare the story of how Chicago devised the nation’s most sweeping system of racially segregated housing and how it diminished the lives of generations of Black families, creating the vast racial wealth gap that persists to this day.

Told by the people who experienced it, the journalists who documented it and the scholars who’ve studied it, this series unpacks a pivotal part of American history. The documentary airs to the public on April 18, 2024. Learn more and watch the trailer here.


The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center | 740 East 56th Place Chicago, IL 60637 

Parking: Limited street parking available | Parking Lot B and the UChicago hospital located on 56th and cottage grove. Security personnel will provide your guests with a validation sticker they will place on the back of the ticket they received upon entering the parking lot that allows the discount for $8. 


Chicago REALTORS® Members: COMPLIMENTARY  | General Public – Non-members: COMPLIMENTARY

Registration will close on April 11.

Join Us For A Private, Advanced Screening

Join Us For A Private, Advanced Screening

This new docuseries airs to the public on WTTW Chicago Channel 11 weekly beginning April 18.

Why We’re Sponsoring This Series

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is a sponsor of this important docuseries that details our industry’s role in the history of housing discrimination. Only through education and understanding of the past can we continue to pave a way forward and demonstrate our commitment to being a part of the solution to reverse the effects of systemic, inequitable housing practices that still exist today.

April is Arab American Heritage Month

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® believes the strength of our organization, industry and society as a whole is through all dimensions of diversity. This Arab American History Month, take a moment to explore our webpage of fascinating historical facts, insights, data points, fun things to do around town to celebrate and more!


Michelle Mills Clement, FASAE, CAE, RCE

Chief Executive Officer | Moderator

Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Emily Drake

Mental Health Clinician & CEO

The Collective Academy

Chris L. Jenkins

Executive Producer & Director

Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation Documentary Series

Bruce Orenstein

Creator, Writer, Director

Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation Documentary Series


April is Fair housing month!

April is Fair housing month!

Event Policy

Space is limited. Please click here for more information on CAR’s event attendance and cancellation policy.

By registering to participate in this event, you hereby acknowledge and consent that The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (and their assignees) may take photographs and/or video of you during the event and may use those photographs and recordings for the Association’s purposes, including but not limited to news, publicity and fundraising purposes, without further compensation to you. All such photos and videos are the sole property of the Association.

Professional recordings intended for commercial purposes without prior written authorization from association leadership are strictly prohibited. Learn more about the association’s Professional Recording Policy.

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive experience for our community and providing a friendly and welcoming environment for all. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Please act professionally and follow our Code of Conduct at all CAR events.

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