Public education amidst the pandemic has undergone urgent and radical shifts. What is the future of America's public schools in the midst of this upheaval? What are the lessons for educational reform and racial justice? Drawing on her research into Chicago's 2013 mass public school closures-- the largest wave of such closures in the nation's history --Professor Eve Ewing will speak about the context of educational inequality that influences the conditions of public schooling in this moment of crisis. The conversation will be facilitated by Kristen Luschen, the Lewis Sebring Visiting Professor of Education Studies, and will include a brief question and answer session.