CANCELLED - Rebekah Heppner - "Losing Felicitas" - Dr. Marilyn Krogh

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Rebekah Heppner

**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**

"Gracefully written and skillfully examined, this is an excellent book for informed and thought-provoking discussion of a problem that still plagues our society.” — Susan D. Greenbaum, Author of Blaming the Poor: The Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images about Poverty 

"Losing Felicitas is not just a nostalgic glimpse at a bygone community, but proof that people from different backgrounds can learn to live together.” — H. Roy Kaplan, Author of Understanding Conflict and Change in a Multicultural World

Rebekah Heppner discusses Losing Felicitas: A Story of Growing Up, Catholic School, and White Flight in Chicago. She will be joined in conversation by Dr. Marilyn Krogh. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

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About the book: In Losing Felicitas, the author shares stories of growing up on the South Side of Chicago during the 1960s that provide a different perspective on white flight. The adults of St. Felicitas parish welcomed black neighbors and the children of St. Felicitas School welcomed black classmates. But what was happening around them led their neighborhood, like many others, into a confusing time of blockbusters, neighborhood associations, street crime, people moving away in the middle of the night, kids getting chased, and kids fighting back.

About the author: Rebekah Heppner is a graduate of St. Felicitas School. Following a successful career in business, she earned a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and a graduate certificate in Africana studies. Her previous book, The Lost Leaders: How Corporate America Loses Women Leaders, was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2013. She now resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. You can contact her at 

About the interlocutor: Dr. Marilyn Krogh is an associate professor and the graduate program director in the Department of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. While earning a PhD in sociology at the University of Chicago, she was a member of the Urban Poverty and Family Structure Study led by William Julius Wilson. Dr. Krogh’s primary research interests are inequality in labor markets and urban sociology. She is also the Director of the interdisciplinary Urban Studies program at Loyola, whose participants join teams of faculty, graduate students, and community leaders to look closely at Chicago neighborhoods and urban policies.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637