Weekly Advisory: March 31, 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)

31, Monday: “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall. “ An Oscar-nominated film produced by Edgar Barens, media specialist in UIC’s Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research. 8 p.m. on HBO network.  Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu.

April 2: Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff. DJ Noyze and FIA Modern. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad (located outside directly west of Student Center East), 750 S. Halsted St. In case of rain, event will be held in Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-9569.

April 2: “Relationship Matters: Black Dads, the Streets and the Justice System.”  Forum on the value of positive relationships that black dads hold with their children and others. 8:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. Free. Pre-registration is required. Call (312) 413-8702.

April 3: “Immigration in the Suburbs: Insights from the Chicago Area Study.”  Maria Krysan, Nilda Flores Gonzales,  Pamela Popielarz, Emily Ruehs,  Vanessa Guridy, UIC. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400. 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

April 4: “Confronting Homelessness in the Suburbs.”  Charles Hoch, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs; Jennifer Hill, Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County; Joel Williams, PADS Lake County. 2 – 3 p.m.  Great Cities Institute, Suite 400,412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.
April 8:  Tuesdays-at-One concert. John Floeter & Friends. Classical, jazz, folk and musical theater. 1 – 1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St. Free. Call (312) 996-2977.

April 8:  Voices Art Lecture.  Nina Katchadourian. 6 – 8 p.m. Gallery 400. 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114

April 11-19: “i wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever (or) things i found on craigslist.” Marti Lyons, managing director, Lookingglass Theatre, directs UIC theatre students. 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday; 2 p.m. April 13, 16, 19. $11 – 16.  Call (312) 996-2939.

April 15: Phil Yu, Angry Asian Man! Phil Yu, keynote speaker for Asian American Awareness Month and founder of the AngryAsianMan.com blog, to discuss Asian American issues and concerns. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Center East, Cardinal Room, 750 S. Halsted. St. Free. Call (312) 413-9569.

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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