Weekly Advisory: May 27, 2014
Chicago’s Minimum Wage: A higher minimum wage is unlikely to cost jobs, and is likely to let workers boost the economy by spending more, says Howard Wial, executive director of the UIC Center for Urban Economic Development and a Brookings fellow. Contact Anne Brooks Ranallo, (312) 355-2523; firstname.lastname@example.org
28 – 30: “Freedom Dreams, Freedom Now!” Conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a landmark event in the civil rights movement. Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. Registration open; space limited. Call (312) 355-5922 or visit www.chicagofreedomsummer.org
June 4: Autism Tips and Tools for Homes and Schools. Workshop for parents and educators of children in early education, sponsored by UIC Center for Literacy. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays, Canteen Room, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Free. Call (312) 747-8571.
June 7: Seeds of the Earth: History and Dance of Ancient Mexico. Recital for program sponsored by the UIC College of Education. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Ames Middle School, 1920 N. Hamlin Ave. Free. Call (773) 844-3386.
Thru June 16: “Encounters at the Edge of the Forest.” Art exhibition. Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.
Note: New end date. Thru Aug. 1: “Migration and Transformation through the Arts: The Soul of Bronzeville.” Exhibition. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. African-American Cultural Center at UIC, Addams Hall, 2nd Floor, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.
Thru May 2015: “Unfinished Business: The Right to Play.” Exhibit on the need for time off. Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.