Weekly Advisory: March 25, 2013

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CPS School Closings: Detroit and Philadelphia used the same “right-sizing” strategy as Chicago, which advances neighborhood gentrification and school privatization, says Pauline Lipman, UIC professor of educational policy studies.  Contact Bill Burton, (312) 996-2269; burton@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online)

28, Thursday: “The Work That Makes All Work Possible: Building a Domestic Worker Rights Movement.” Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Residents’ Dining Hall, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 413-5353.

April 3: Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff. Hip-hop artist Monotone, Julian on the Radio, and DJ Noyze, along with student performances. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad (located outside directly west of
Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.) Free. Call (312) 413-9569.

April 4: “Think Global/Garden Local.” Laurell Sims, Growing Power Chicago, and Seneca Kern, WeFarm America. Noon. Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. RSVP to glc@las.uic.edu. Call (312) 355-0867.

April 4: “Food Justice and American Injustice.” Erich Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.” 5 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

April 10: “Why Health Disparities Matter.” Dr. M. Roy Wilson, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. 4 p.m. UIC College of Medicine Research Building, Moss Auditorium, 909 S. Wolcott Ave. Free. Call (312) 413-3350.

April 15-16: “Shari’a and Halakha in America.” Conference presented by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St.; and UIC Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan St. Free. Call (312) 996-6354.

April 17: “Wise and Effective Academic Governance in an Age of Challenge.” Larry R. Faulkner, University of Texas at Austin. 4 p.m. Thompson Room, Student Center West,  828 S. Wolcott Ave. Free. Call (312) 413-3350.

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