|The Future of Chicago Lecture Series
Monday, October 21, 2013
Executive Direction, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
“Planning the Future of Metropolitan Chicago”
UIC Department of Political Science
UIC Honors College Leadership Series
UIC Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement
||230 SES Science and Engineering South
The Future of Chicago Lecture Series continues with Randy Blankenhorn, Exective Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
to speak on “Planning The Future of Metropolitan Chicago” In Room 230 at the Science and Engineering Building (SEC) South, on Halsted. corner of Taylor.
October 21st at noon.
Posted by Barbara Risman, neighbor and UIC Professor
RE-THINKING SOUP The State of School Lunch-History, Policy and Popular Imagination
TUES Oct 15 | 6-7 PM at the Hull House, UIC Campus, Halsted between Taylor and Harrison.
Museum open 1 hour before and after program.
Each day, 30.6 million students eat lunch through the National School Lunch Program. It is the largest public nutrition program for school-aged children. For the last 15 years school lunch has become a hotly contested issue- nutrition, food insecurity and child obesity squarely at the center of the local and national discussion. Everyone from Alice Waters, Ann Cooper-the Renegade Lunch Lady, chef Jamie Oliver, Michelle Obama, even comedian Sarah Silverman, have been asking how to make school lunch healthier and more sustainable.
In all the discussion, there are two groups that are often left out: the young people who eat the food and the “lunch ladies” who serve it. This week, during Re-Thinking Soup, we celebrate those voices as we open a new installation in Hull-House’s ongoing exhibition “Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics.” We teamed up with Street Level Youth Media and asked young people to make dynamic multi-media documentary shorts examining the lunch ladies (and gentlemen) of Chicago.
Come for a bowl of delicious soup and equally satisfying conversation as we probe the history of school lunch and imagine the next phase of social change around this critical topic. We will be joined by: Susan Levine, historian, Director of the Institute for the Humanities at UIC and author of School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America’s Favorite Welfare Program. Nadia Sulayman, School Wellness Specialist with Chicago Public Schools.
Posted by UIC professor and neighbor Barbara Risman
UIC Volleyball vs. Green Bay
Saturday, October 5th – 4 PM
839 W Roosevelt Rd. (Flames Athletic Center)
Call to reserve their tickets (312.413.1911).
Say you are with C4C and the tickets will be free!
Barbara Risman, neighbor and UIC professor
“Pedal Powered: Bike Sharing & Safety in the City”
Sean Wiedel, Assistant Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation speaking on Tuesday, September 24
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
412 South Peoria
Suite 400, 4th Floor
RSVP appreciated, but not necessary, to firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Facebook Event Page
Biking in the city has never been easier or more accessible! In this seminar you’ll hear from Sean Wiedel of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on bike lanes and other bike infrastructure along with legislative changes that the City of Chicago has instituted to making cycling safer than ever. Sean will also discuss the City’s exciting new Divvy bike share program that is revolutionizing transit in Chicago.
Sean Wiedel is an Assistant Commissioner at the Chicago Department of Transportation where he oversees the Citywide Services section. Citywide services include the Divvy bike share program, bike safety education initiatives (such as the Bicycling Ambassadors) along with travel demand management and alternative fuels deployment programs.
Sean also provides leadership to City of Chicago sustainability programs including Greencorps Chicago job training, Chicago Center for Green Technology, Chicago Conservation Corps leadership training, and the Sustainable Backyards green infrastructure rebate programs. Prior to joining CDOT, Sean was Assistant Commissioner of Natural Resources and Water Quality at the Chicago Department of Environment (CDOE).
To request disability accommodations, please contact Christiana Kinder, Great Cities Institute, (312) 996-8700, email@example.com
posted by Barbara Risman, neighbor and UIC professor
Back to School Health Fair for Our Community
Saturday, August 17th, 2013
- School physicals
- Vision screenings
- Health counseling about nutrition, diabetes risk, asthma, and sickle cell disease
- Dental screenings
Kids who participate in these services will receive free school supplies as long as they last, as well as community resources for families.
Educational materials will be available. Please bring your child’s immunization record with you.
Remember: Tdap immunization is required for all students in grades 6th and up.
For more information and appointments call
OUTPATIENT CARE CENTER
1801 W. Taylor St.
“The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World’s Columbian Exposition” was inspired by the same-titled pamphlet co-authored by journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells; it draws on the 120th Anniversary of Chicago’s World Fair to explore how many African Americans felt about their exclusion from the fair’s planning processes. The exhibit showcases some of the lesser-known contributions of Black Chicagoans during that period, and issues concerning ethnic representation within the fair’s exhibits.
This exhibition is now open and runs through October 11th 2013 at the UIC African American Cultural Center.