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The Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program is about to resume its Fellows for Life “Leadership by Example” lecture series.  Now in its third year, the series invites exemplary individuals from diverse fields to talk about their lives of public service and to inspire others to similarly “make their lives their argument.”


Our guest speaker, Dr. Greg Scott, a sociology professor at DePaul University, has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork on drug-dealing street gangs. Since 2005, his non-profit multi-media company, Sawbuck Productions, has produced educational and political materials concerning the well-being of illicit drug users. The documentaries have been shown at film festivals around the world and have appeared on the National Geographic Network, BET Network and MSNBC.  His film “Begging for Grace,” which documents the daily life of a panhandling homeless heroin addict named Freeway, was an official selection of the International Documentary Challenge at the 2007 HotDocs Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, and was recently acquired for commercial distribution.  A flier with information about the lecture is attached.

The event will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2010 beginning at 6:00pm at Northwestern University’s Chicago medical campus in Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street, 1st Floor, Chicago.  It is open to the public and free of charge, but reservations are strongly recommended.

RSVP to: rsvp@hmprg.org or call 312 372-4292 Ext. 24

Click here to download a flyer with more information.

To read more about the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program, click here.