UIC, West Side community group to propose 3rd site for Obama library
UIC media contact: Bill Burton
(312) 965-0377 (cell)
(312) 996-2269 (office)
Community spokesman: Marcus Betts
Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares of the University of Illinois at Chicago will join community representatives to announce a West Side site added to UIC’s bid for the Obama Presidential Library.
Monday, June 16
Learn Charter School
1132 S. Homan Ave.
1st floor (Parking available in lot directly east)
Allen-Meares will comment on UIC’s bid for the library and introduce community partners on the proposal’s new third site. Invited guests include Gov. Pat Quinn; Congressman Danny K. Davis; State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, State Rep. Arthur L. Turner Jr., Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele; Michael Pagano, dean, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs; Dr. Robert Winn, UI Health associate vice president for community-based practice; community stakeholders; and students from Learn Charter School.
UIC will submit its response to the Barack Obama Foundation’s request for qualifications on Monday — in Chicago, and in Washington by a group of traveling UIC students.
UIC’s complete submission will be on a public website by the end of the day Monday.