Weekly Advisory: April 22, 2014

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Unionizing College Sports: Robert Bruno, professor and director, Labor Education Program (Chicago), says the ruling that Northwestern football players are employees and can unionize reflects the reality that big-time college sports is an enormously profitable business. “It’s time the law and their employers respected them as workers,” Bruno says. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

22, Tuesday: Earth Day EcoJam. Bungee run, clown bike races, bike-powered smoothies, electronics recycling, bike safety checks, live music and dance. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lecture Center Plaza, 805 S. Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 355-0089.

23, Wednesday: “Before BET: Black Cultural Space on the Small Screen.” WBEZ’s Natalie Moore and media scholar Devorah Heitner on the 1960s public television show “Soul!” 6 – 8 p.m. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

24, Thursday: “The Poverty Puzzle: Ending Poverty in America. “ Bob Herbert, author and former New York Times columnist; John Bouman, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; Will Burns, alderman, 4th Ward; Sol Flores, La Casa Norte; and Howard Tullman, 1871. 3- 4:30 p.m., reception to follow. Room 605, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

25, Friday: “Panama Canal Expansion: Local, Regional, and National Implications.” Panel discussion and reception. 3 – 5 p.m. Student Center East, Cardinal Room. Free to UIC students, faculty and staff; non-UIC $20. RSVP required

Thru May 9: “Chicagoaxaca.” Exhibition. 1 – 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Pop Up JUST Art Center, 729 W. Maxwell St. Free. Call (312) 355-5922.

NOTE NEW GALLERY HOURS. Thru Aug. 29: “Migration and Transformation through the Arts: The Soul of Bronzeville.” 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall, 2nd Floor, 830 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

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