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FIRSTHAND: Segregation

Season 08  Episode 3

In Chicago, segregation has a profound impact on the city's residents, touching every aspect of daily life. From disparities in housing, education and healthcare to economic inequality, FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION illustrates the high cost of segregation, not just in dollars, but in lives lost and unrealized potential.

In the episode, the urgent need to address these deep-seated divisions in one of America’s most segregated cities is uncovered. And through personal stories, we also witness the power of individuals to effect positive change as residents strive for a more integrated and equitable community.

Produced by WTTW, FIRSTHAND goes beyond the headlines to approach this topic differently than most media outlets that report on Chicago crime. This multi-platform initiative focuses on the perspectives – the firsthand perspectives – of people and communities with lived experience.