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February 2018

Documentary viewing – Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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"This production tells the story of Judge Thelton Henderson's career, from serving as the first African American lawyer in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, observing civil rights activities, to his role as Senior Judge of the federal District Court of Northern California. He served as a lawyer for one of the first U.S. legal aid offices in East Palo Alto, using Stanford law students. As a recruiter for the Stanford Law School, he succeeded in…

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March 2018

The Kerner Report: 50 Years Later

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Please join us on March 1, 2018 to commemorate the release of the 1968 Kerner Commission Report with the last remaining original member of the Commission, Dr. Fred Harris.

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UTC Event – The MPC’s Cost of Segregation Study: Transportation Equity Strategies Under Development

March 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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March 1, 2018 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UTC Spring Seminar Series Speaker: Audrey Wennink, Metropolitan Planning Council Topic: The MPC’s Cost of Segregation Study: Transportation Equity Strategies Under Development Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago

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Tales of a Human Rights Activist

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Part of a full week of activities on the 50th anniversary of the release of the Kerner Report from February 26 through March 2, see the full list here. Eugene “Gus” Newport is a civil rights activist and the former mayor of Berkeley, California. Mr. Newport began his political career in his hometown of Rochester, New York in the 1960’s as chairman of the Monroe County Non-Partisan Political League, which focused on issues surrounding police brutality, workplace discrimination, and voter registration.…

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UTC Event – The Screening and Selection of Regionally Significant Projects

March 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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March 15, 2018 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UTC Spring Seminar Series Speakers: Martin Menninger and Claire Bozic, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Topic: The Screening and Selection of Regionally Significant Projects Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago

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April 2018

Kali Akuno Book Talk and Discussion

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Student Services Building Meeting Rooms a-C, 1200 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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RSVP at www.Booktalk2018.eventbrite.com

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Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, and the Crisis of Colonialism

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, and the Crisis of Colonialism symposium is free and open to the Public. Tickets and additional details are available: www.Pr2Chi.eventbrite.com

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Political Science Speaker Series – Trump’s America: Year Two

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
UIC Student Center East Room 605, 750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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June 2018

Inclusion and Industry 4.0 Summit

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Hear remarks from Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, other major regional leaders, and new research presented by The Century Foundation and the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that examines the untapped potential of skills training programs and strong manufacturing jobs to expand economic opportunities for diverse communities. Industry 4.0 envisions a fourth industrial revolution that harnesses the power of technology and aims to place diverse communities at the heart of this transformation. To register,…

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July 2018

‘When Will the Punishment End?’: Formerly Incarcerated Women Rebuilding Their Lives

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This talk will be about Professor Garza’s work with formerly incarcerated women in both the academic and community arenas. She will speak about a new organization of formerly incarcerated students at the CSUN campus along with her work in the Watts neighborhood of south Los Angeles with A New Way of Life and Susan Burton, a group of formerly incarcerated women activists who are not only committed to changing their lives but also, most importantly, changing the regressive policies at the…

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