Marlene Paez Dukes
July 31, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT.
part of a series on Underdog
About the speaker
Cory Dukes is an Associate at Alternative Schools Network in Chicago, Illinois. Alternative Schools Network is a nonprofit organization that works at creating education and employment programs for disadvantaged youth in Chicago. He began his career in corporate law and this experience provided a great training ground for his future career in education. He worked for over a decade in post-secondary education as an associate director and director of admissions, encouraging recruitment efforts to focus more on scholarship opportunities towards minority scholars and increasing diversity within the student body. Cory joined the Alternative Schools Network in 2018 after speaking with their Executive Director about the work that the organization does. Currently they work towards re-enrolling out of school youth and young adults so that they can finish their high school diploma, receive education and employment skills and successfully transition to college, skill training and/or employment.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, located near the historic Water Tower, is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary museums devoted to the art of our time. With an international reputation for groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, collections, and programs, the MCA presents the latest in cutting-edge, contemporary culture. Follow the MCA on social @mcachicago
KEH Camera has been the go-to equipment shop for photographers of all levels for 40 years. As the world’s largest pre-owned camera store, we buy and sell equipment that’s ready for the next step in its journey. We’re passionate about what we do, simply because we’re photographers too. Follow them on Instagram at @kehcamera
Founded by Creative Producer, Edwin R. Ruiz, Mondo Machine is a film and digital media hub for Chicago artists, filmmakers, writers, organizations and patrons of the arts to facilitate work that resonates with audiences worldwide. We specialize in narrative storytelling, documentary, live performance archives, and innovative event experiences. Follow them on Twitter @MondoMachine
Open Water is bottled water with a green conscience. That’s right: 16 ounces of purified water in 100% recyclable aluminum bottles. Aluminum is recycled more than twice as often as plastic and is also infinitely recyclable. Reusable bottles are always the best, but when you’re away from the tap, think beyond plastic. Follow them on Twitter @drinkopenwater
Alyssa Brubaker is an independent curator, graphic designer and DJ based out of Chicago, IL whose interests explore the intersections of art and music. She is currently the Visual Arts Curatorial Resident at Elastic Arts and recently curated Gesamt, 2020 and Jan Brugger: Devices to Stay Afloat, 2019. Brubaker is co-founder of Stylin’ Out Network, a talent collective and community platform that supports and engages with emerging DJ’s, artists, dancers and other creatives throughout the city, and DJ’s around Chicago as Jillian x. During the day, Brubaker is the Exhibitions Manager at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago and the Director of Design at the Evanston Art Center. She received a BFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. @stylinoutnetwork
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