Weekly Advisory: August 05, 2013

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Rustin Relevant: As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington’s nears, efforts led by organizer Bayard Rustin continue to influence contemporary movements, says John D’Emilio, UIC professor of gender and women’s studies and history. D’Emilio, author of an acclaimed Rustin biography, can comment on the activist’s life, career, and role in the event. Contact Brian Flood, (312) 996-7681

Dealing With Violence: Closing about 50 Chicago public schools will challenge both children and their parents, say social work experts. UIC Professors Annette Johnson and Cassandra McKay-Jackson can discuss prevention tools that school social workers can use to help reduce violence and bullying behaviors in affected communities. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702

Lake Shore Drive Improvements: Most Chicago parks can be entered anywhere on their boundaries, but Lincoln Park has about 30 well-defined points, most under Lake Shore Drive. A recount would yield reliable information on increasing use, says Siim Soot, UIC professor emeritus in the Urban Transportation Center. Contact Bill Burton, (312) 996-2269

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

13, Tuesday: Autism Workshop. Classroom and home strategies for academic, social and leisure needs, sponsored by UIC Center for
Literacy. 10 a.m. 10 S. Kedzie Ave., Room 205. Free. Call (312) 413-1914.

13, Tuesday: Summer Wind Ensemble. UIC students, faculty, alumni perform. 7:30 p.m. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-6068.

20, Tuesday: Re-Thinking Soup. Free soup and discussion of food issues, sponsored by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Noon – 1 p.m. Michigan Ave. Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

Thru Aug. 24: “Whisper Down the Lane.” Art exhibition. Group show based on children’s game of Telephone. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

Thru Oct. 11: “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s  Columbian Exposition.” Exhibition. UIC African-American Cultural Center, Room 207, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Free. Call (312) 996-9549.

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