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Chicago Humanities Festival announces fall slate on Speed

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Kris Vire
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The Chicago Humanities Festival is revving up its fall lineup with the theme of Speed, focusing on the on-demand, accelerated pace of public life. The fest will feature headliners including Gloria Steinem, Trevor Noah, Homegoing author Yaa Gyasi, architect Marshall Brown and New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman.

Steinem will serve as the fall festival's kickoff with a program on October 13 at Northwestern University Law School, weighing in on the country's fraught presidential election. Friedman will deliver the Richard J. Franke Lecture in Economics at CHF's gala on October 17. Brown, Gyasi and Noah will be part of the main festival slate, which runs October 29–November 12.

Tickets for Steinem and Friedman will go on sale to CHF members August 16 and to the general public on August 23. The complete lineup for the main fall festival will be announced September 8, with tickets on sale to members September 20 and to the general public on September 27.

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