Past Event

Four-year college: A reality or a dream?

girls soccer team award ceremony“In the Game” is a Kartemquin documentary film that follows the ups and downs of a girls’ soccer team to reveal the very real obstacles that low-income students confront in their quest for higher education. A screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion and then public dialogue. We will use this opportunity to discuss the uneven playing field – little or no support, problems at home, uncertain futures, discrimination and poverty – but also the students, who remain undaunted in their pursuit of higher education.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.


Eddie Arruza, a Correspondent and Segment Host for WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.


Maria Finitzo, a Peabody award-winner and director of “In The Game”
Beatriz Ponce de Leon, Executive Director of Generation All
Elizabeth Moreno, Kelly High School alum

This Illinois Humanities program is supported, in part, by a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). This third installment of a series of programs about the past, present and future of Latinos in the United States is presented in partnership with Kartemquin Films, WTTW, and Generation All.

Illinois Humanities is committed to serving all Illinoisans. This facility is wheelchair accessible. The event will feature an ASL interpreter whose services are generously supported by the Chicago Community Trust. If you need require any other arrangements to fully participate, please let us know – email or call (312) 422-5580 at least 72 hours prior to the event.