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March 2020

POSTPONED: Radical Alternatives: A Live Podcast

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Student Services Building Meeting Rooms a-C, 1200 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in the Fall semester.  

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POSTPONED: Back on the Bus: Advocating for Faster and More Reliable Buses

March 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced at a later time. Join Jeremy Cuebas and Zair Menjivar of the Northwest Side Housing Center and the Belmont Cragin Youth Leadership Council, Professor Kate Lowe of UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and Julia Gerasimenko of the Active Transportation Alliance for a discussion on bus service and ridership in Chicago, youth-led transportation advocacy, and a national perspective for how Chicago stacks up nationally when it comes…

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POSTPONED: Views from the Streets: The Transformation of Gangs and Violence on Chicago’s South Side

March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced at a later time. Join us as Roberto R. Aspholm discusses his new book, Views from the Streets: The Transformation of Gangs and Violence on Chicago’s South Side. Chicago has long served as a symbol of urban pathology in the public imagination. The city’s staggering levels of violence and entrenched gang culture occupy a central place in the national discourse, yet remain poorly understood and are often stereotyped. Views…

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POSTPONED: Fair Fares Chicagoland: Advocating for Equitable Transit

March 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced at a later time. Join Lynda Lopez, advocacy manager at the Active Transportation Alliance, alongside Andrea Reed and Linda Thisted, co-chairs of the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric for a discussion on Fair Fares. Last November, Active Trans released the Fair Fares report, offering recommendations for fare equity in the region. Some of the recommendations include fare-capping, discounted fares for low-income residents, and testing the South Cook Fair…

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April 2020

CANCELLED: UTC Event: Transportation Planning to Improve Access to Healthcare

April 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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April 16, 2020 — Noon to 1:00 pm UTC Spring Seminar Series Speaker: Erin Aleman, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Topic: Transportation Planning to Improve Access to Healthcare Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago

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POSTPONED: Building Bridges: Community and University Partnerships in East St. Louis

April 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Join us as Professor Kenneth Reardon discusses his new book, Building Bridges, which tells the 10-year saga of how an inspired group of women activists from East St. Louis established a long-term partnership with students and faculty from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to revitalize their community. It is an uplifting story of a small group of women, inspired by the Civil Rights work of Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Katherine Dunham, who organized a highly effective…

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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, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Zoom
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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, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
Zoom
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National Parks in Your Neighborhood

February 16, 2021 @ 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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