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October 2018

RTCA: Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Free

As part of the Real Time Chicago speaker series, National Park Service Community Planner Michael Mencarini will discuss the mission and work of the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program.  His presentation will detail how the National Park Service plays an important role in rural and urban communities across the country, and how current projects have utilized urban planning processes and techniques to promote outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation. Michael Mencarini joined the National Park Service in April, 2016 as…

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November 2018

Natives in Chicago

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, Cardinal Room, 750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Free with RSVP

These lands, currently named Chicago, have always been home to Indigenous Peoples. Native people continue to live, work, and raise families here despite many challenges. Local leaders continue to work to provide services and programs that contribute to cultural and communal thriving. Join us and hear first voice narratives on growing up, working, and living in Chicago. We will explore how national, local, and tribal policies impact urban Native people and the ways in which institutions can positively engage and contribute…

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