The Invisible Institute is a Chicago-based journalistic production company. A small core staff works with a far-flung network of collaborators who combine in different configurations as required for particular projects.
The projects of the Invisible Institute cohere around a central theme. We seek to enlarge the sphere of permissible discourse by resisting the forces that disappear certain issues, individuals, and populations.
That, then, is one meaning of our name: we work to keep visible fellow citizens and fundamental questions threatened with invisibility.
Another is that we are determined to remain lean and agile, in order to focus on the quality of our working relationships and the conditions required for robust, searching public conversation about difficult issues.
Past Stories and Events:
- More police, more arrests, more fear: The Invisible Institute Addresses Youth Concerns about Police
- Tribune Article on Conversation with Ralph Richard Banks
- Conversation with Ralph Richard Banks, Author of "Is Marriage for White People?"
- Invisible Institute
- The Battle for the Bid: One Year Later
- Video from WBEZ's Community Meeting on Racial Fairness in Juvenile Justice
- The Invisible Institute Presents Author Michelle Alexander, hosted by Steve Edwards
- Shoot an Iraqi: A Reading with Wafaa Bilal & Kari Lydersen
- All Things Must Fight to Live: Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo
- Local Reporting and Human Rights Abuses in Chicago: A Conference