Stages, Sights & Sounds
Citizens | October 24-November 8, 2015

Announcing Citizens

Oct 24–Nov 8, 2015

The 2015 Chicago Humanities Festival explores the multitude of ways we experience our lives today as Citizens.
The American Revolution

Stages, Sights and Sounds

Stages, Sights & Sounds is Chicago’s only international performance festival for young audiences. Join us for dozens of performances and hands-on experiences May 7–20, 2015!

Nick Offerman, Judy Blume, Judd Apatow

Spring 2015 Programs

Join us this spring for programs with Nick Offerman, Judy Blume, and Judd Apatow.

Four smiling CHF members

CHF Membership

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Join our community of CHF Members today and receive a full year of benefits including early access to tickets.

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Amy Klobuchar

Joanne Alter Women in Government Lecture

Amy Klobuchar is a trailblazer. The first woman elected from Minnesota to serve in the United States Senate, the Democrat is known for her commitment to bringing together politicians from both sides of the aisle. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Klobuchar worked to create a bipartisan debt commission and championed the most sweeping ethics reform since Watergate. Senator Klobuchar’s name is on a number of shortlists of potential candidates for the 2016 presidential race, and the American Prospect named her “a woman to watch.” Chicago magazine’s Carol Felsenthal joins Klobuchar for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of women in government today.

This annual lecture honors the late Joanne H. Alter’s pioneering work on behalf of women interested in social action and public service.