Our history books are filled with the stories of those who fought for democracy and freedom against all odds. The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to join them at the Saddle & Cycle Club for brunch and a talk featuring Ali Velshi, award-winning MSNBC anchor and author of Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight for Democracy (2024). Hear a captivating family history that illustrates how small actions can have an outsized civic impact. From Gandhi’s ashram to South African apartheid to immigration into the US, Velshi will trace 125 years of his family history that shows how ordinary people can live out principles of pluralistic democracy.

$75 individual ticket; $105 individual ticket + signed, personalized copy of Small Acts of Courage

If you have already purchased a ticket and would like to add more, or if you prefer to pay by phone, please call Nell McKeown, CHM development events manager, at (312) 799-2112.

For dietary restrictions and seating preferences, please email Nell McKeown at mckeown@chicagohistory.org.

Checks may be sent to the below address:

ATTN: Nell McKeown
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

MSNBC Anchors and Correspondents – Season 2022
Ali Velshi

An award-winning journalist, Ali Velshi brings his sharp analysis and point of view to his popular MSNBC morning show. He has covered a wide range of breaking news events and global affairs throughout his career, including the war in Ukraine, the global financial crisis, US presidential elections, and the refugee crisis. Velshi is a trustee of the Chicago History Museum and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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