Dear Chicago: WBEZ Convenes Over the Air, Online

It’s so simple, it’s brilliant: during a historical mayoral election, WBEZ “flips the script” (their words) by asking Chicagoans to write letters to their city, on the precipice of new leadership. It’s just one of many initiatives to come out of Chicago Public Media/WBEZ’s Partnership Program, spearheaded by director Breeze Richardson.

Richardson understands the value of curating conversation and content. Having spent years building relationships with Chicago organizations and institutions, large and small, she tapped them again to nominate Chicagoans to write a letter to the city. The result? More diverse voices and more participation from communities about the future of the city.

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