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May 2020

ONLINE WEBINAR: Climate Justice meets Global Health in the time of COVID-19

May 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This event is moving online to a Zoom webinar. To receive the link to participate, please RSVP below. Jonathan Patz, M.D., MPH, is director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a professor and the John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment with appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences. For 15 years, Patz served as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel…

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February 2021

Essential Work, Excessive Risk: Warehouse Work in Chicago and Southern California

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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For warehouse workers during the pandemic, being deemed “essential” meant their work was suddenly visible to the public and recognized for its importance. But pulling back the veil on warehouse shop floors has also highlighted what workers and advocates have been saying for years: warehouse work is hard on workers’ bodies, health and safety risks are widespread, and new technologies are exacerbating substandard working conditions. As one of the few bright spots in the economy, warehouse employment has grown during…

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Chicago Data Training: Using Microdata from the American Community Survey

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
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National Parks in Your Neighborhood

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
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The National Park Service protects and manages some of our nation’s most historic sites, important natural resources, and scenic recreation areas.  But did you know the mission of the National Park Service extends far beyond the boundaries of national park sites?  The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program is a community partnerships office that provides technical assistance to local partners that are planning outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects in neighborhoods just like yours.  On February 16th, join…

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Political Science Speaker Series: Multilevel Democracy

February 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
Zoom
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Jefferey Sellers of the University of Southern California will launch the Political Science Department's Spring Speaker Series speaking on "Multilevel Democracy"  Wednesday, February 17th, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm by Zoom at this link https://bit.ly/3f6foVW. The talk draws on his recently published, Multilevel Democracy: How Local Institutions and Civil Society Shape the Modern State.  

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March 2021

Black Mayors & Leadership in the United States – Lori Lightfoot

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago Criminal Justice Reform Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 12-1:30 Pacific Time (2-3:30 Central Time) “We can and will make a place where your ZIP code doesn't determine your destiny.” Zoom Webinar | Register here (free) for March 4 event. Introduction by: Teresa Córdova, Director, Great Cities Institute, and Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago Panel discussion moderated by Cheryl Corley, NPR national correspondent Panelists Nikki Jones, Professor, African American Studies, UC Berkeley Cid Martinez, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of San Diego…

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The Nation and the Politics of Undocumentedness

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
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Black Mayors & Leadership in the United States – Ras J. Baraka

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
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The Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark The Wealth Gap Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 12-1:30 Pacific Time (3-4:30 Eastern Time) “The only thing that affects race relations is fair treatment" Zoom Webinar | Register here (free) for March 10 event. Introduction by: Stephen Small, Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, and Professor, Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley Panel discussion moderated by Tracy Jan, Reporter, The Washington Post Panelists: Elsie Harper-Anderson, Associate Professor, Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth…

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Black Mayors & Leadership in the United States – Sylvester Turner

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston Diversity & Inclusion Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 12-1:30 Pacific Time (2-3:30 Central Time) “To be an African-American mayor leading a city in the 21st century is not about 'power' but about 'possibilities.'” Zoom Webinar | Register here (free) for March 16 event Introduction by: Ula Y. Taylor, Professor & H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Department Chair, Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley Panel discussion moderated by Natasha Korecki, Politico National Correspondent Panelists: Pedro Noguera, Emery Stoops…

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April 2021

Militarizing Rivers

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Free

The UIC Freshwater Lab presents: “Militarizing Rivers,” a digital panel on Thursday, April 6pm CST. As part of #TheBackwardRiver project, team members Kathleen Blackburn and Citlalli Trujillo talk water, oil and how water bodies have been straightened and subdued by armed forces with eco-feminist Banu Subramaniam; river policy expert Jeremy Cherson; and historian Robin McDowell. Why do we call a river, a waterbody known for turns and bends, a pipeline? We think of rivers coursing in a natural path, but pipelines direct…

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