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March 2018

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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August 2018

The Whole World is Still Watching

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Social Protest 50 Years after the 1968 Democratic National Convention On the night of August 28, 1968, thousands of young, primarily white, activists headed for the Democratic National Convention in downtown Chicago, intent on protesting the Vietnam War. Mayor Richard J. Daley dispatched an army of police officers and called upon the National Guard and U.S. Secret Service. Activists appealing for peace were greeted by nightsticks and tear gas, as were reporters and Eugene McCarthy convention delegates, as they tried…

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September 2018

Campus Conversation: The Past 50 years of US Nuclear Policy

September 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Visiting Scholar Lectures – The Policies of “Post-Truth” Politics & The Gender Regime of Neoliberal Neo-Patriarchy

September 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This visiting scholars' lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Urban Planning & Policy. The Policies of “Post-Truth” Politics "Post-truth” is an adjective defined by the  Oxford Dictionary as ‘denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. I decided to use this expression as the title of my lecture since it is my impression that this reflects more or less (rather more than less) satisfactorily our current political…

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