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Voices for Justice: Candace Parker

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Description

Chicago Public Library is pleased to welcome 2 time WNBA Champion, Broadcaster, and Mom Candace Parker as part of our new Voices for Justice speaker series, and in celebration of African American Heritage Month. Candace will be in conversation with ABC 7 sports anchor and reporter Dionne Miller

Born on April 19, 1986, Candace Nicole Parker is one of the most decorated female basketball players to ever put on a uniform. As the youngest of Larry and Sara Parker’s three children, Candace grew up under her two older brothers, Marcus and former NBA player Anthony, and fell in love with the game of basketball at an early age. Candace, who was the first overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft, is more than just a star on the court, she is an inspiration to all those around her. A WNBA Champion, WNBA Finals MVP, 2x WNBA MVP, 2x Gold Medalist, and WNBA Rookie of the Year are just a few of Candace’s many accomplishments throughout her career on the court. Off the court, Candace’s list extends just as long, ranging from being a mother, to a renowned broadcaster, and inspiring role model for young women everywhere. Candace plays for Chicago's champions, the Chicago Sky


Dionne Miller joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News Sports team as weekend sports anchor and reporter in October, 2014. Before coming to ABC 7, Miller was at Fox Chicago. Prior to that, she served as host for Fox Sports Ohio, primarily covering pre and post- game shows for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2010-12. In addition, she served as college football sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network. She was the main anchor of the "Columbus Sports Network" (WCSN, Columbus, OH), after reporting sports in Sarasota, Florida; San Diego, California and the New England area. Miller began her career at KSVI/KHMT in Billings, Montana, serving as sports reporter before moving on to WPTZ in Burlington, Vermont as weekend sports anchor.


This program is made possible thanks to generous support from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. For more information on the Foundation, visit cplfoundation.org.

How to Attend:

This event will take place live on CPL's YouTube channel and CPL's Facebook page. You'll be able to ask questions during the event as well! Can't make it to the live stream? We'll archive the video on YouTube to watch later.

Accessibility

Automatic captioning is available via Facebook and YouTube's closed captioning setting. Need ASL interpretation or other accommodations for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 14 business days before the event.

Program:
African American History
Suitable for:
Teens: 13 to 19 years
Adults: 18 and up
Type:
Author Events
Language:
English

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