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February 2018

UTC Event – The Life of a Capital Public Transit Project from the RTA’s Perspective

February 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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February 15, 2018 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UTC Spring Seminar Series Speakers: David Spacek and Tara O’Malley, Regional Transportation Authority Topic: The Life of a Capital Public Transit Project from the RTA’s Perspective Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago

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The Reversal of the Chicago River: Bridging environmentalism and urban development

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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The second lecture in the Spring 2018 Real Time Chicago lecture series is ‘The Reversal of the Chicago River: bridging environmentalism and urban development’. The reversal of the Chicago River was as much of an engineering marvel as it was an early victory for environmentalists and public health advocates in the late 19th century. Richard Lanyon, the former Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, will take us through the history of the reversal of the…

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Reflections on the Kerner Report: Race and Inequality in the 1960s

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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In the aftermath of the 1967 urban ‘riots’, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. of Illinois. The 11-member commission examined the conditions of the cities that led to the turmoil and made recommendations addressing the underlying causes. The Commission’s report, released on February 29, 1968, marks a pivotal moment in the changing dynamics of U.S. cities and of critical analysis of the…

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Documentary viewing – Revolution ’67

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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"Revolution '67 is an illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history — the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J., outbreak in mid-July, Revolution '67 reveals how the disturbances began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice. Voices from across the spectrum — activists Tom Hayden and Amiri Baraka, journalist Bob Herbert, Mayor Sharpe James, and other officials, National…

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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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Free with RSVP

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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Free with RSVP

RSVP at www.Booktalk2018.eventbrite.com

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