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April 2017

Chi Hack Night #250 – 5 Year Celebration!

April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Braintree, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 8th Fl
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Chi Hack Night

Happy Birthday Chi Hack Night! This night marks our 5th anniversary and 250th event to build, share and learn about civic tech! To celebrate this day, we will hear from members of Chi Hack Night about what they’ve done at or learned from our group. Come celebrate, eat, build, share, and learn with us! The presenters are: Presentation of Honorary Resolution Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey The 5 P's of Civic Tech Kevin Wei, Microsoft Civic Tech Fellow Automation of…

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Marijuana Town Hall

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660 US
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Rep. Cassidy and Sen. Steans will be hosting a town hall discussion about their recent proposal to legalize marijuana in Illinois.

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Chicago Is Not Broke – Author Presentation and Book Discussion

April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60605 US
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How can Chicago be broke? The city's budget is around $20 billion. Yet, if we recover the money stolen from us, uncover the money hidden from is and discover the money we leave on the table every year, we could potentially have $5 billion in new savings and revenues at our disposal to fund the city we love. Tom Tresser, author and editor of "Chicago is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve," puts the lie to the claim that…

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Keeping Our Water Safe

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Chicago, 77 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 US
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How do we share the stuff that nobody owns but everyone needs? Water is one of our most precious and finite resources, but it’s also under threat from climate change, overzealous development, and inconsistent governance. Join Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, which advocates for a “one water movement,” and Kim Wasserman-Nieto, executive director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, for a conversation about local and national approaches to water security and sustainability. Michael Tiboris from the…

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The Death Gap: Social Inequity and Health

April 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue SIX10, 610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 US
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The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world, yet we fall far behind other industrialized nations on measures such as the number of uninsured, infant mortality, and life expectancy. Physician David Ansell, argues that widespread social inequality drives health disparities in life expectancy among minorities and the poor. Join Ansell, whose previous book County covered the history of one of America’s oldest urban public hospitals and whose latest, The Death Gap, explores why these health disparities…

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Museums and Race

April 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 US
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The recent national conversation about race has included voting, prisons, and policing. Add to that list museums, which have begun to contend with histories of racism—in society and in their own institutions—including reflections in the very collections they’ve acquired or manage. Join David Pilgrim of the Jim Crow Museum, Carlos Tortolero of the National Museum of Mexican Art, and Chip Colwell of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the author of Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits, for a…

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May 2017

Berniecrats Chicago Chapter Q&A w Alex Paterakis

May 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Public Library – Lincoln Belmont Branch, 1659 W Melrose St
Chicago, IL 60657 US
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Please join us on April 29th at 1:00 in welcoming gubernatorial candidate Alex Paterakis to our third Q&A session. The Q&A will follow the same structure as the last ones. PLEASE submit questions to either Admins to guaratee your question being asked. This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live. Spread the word. #OurRevolution

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Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein in Conversation

May 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605 US
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$6 GA tickets must be purchased through the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's box office. Moderated by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Join Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein for a wide-ranging conversation about the connections between ecological and economic crisis, racism, mass incarceration, deportation and police violence, and the potential power of mass movements of ordinary people to articulate and fight for an alternative. Presented by Haymarket Books and Lannan Foundation. Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal…

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How do We Elect More Women & People of Color? Join the Symposium

May 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Montgomery Club, 500 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654 US
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Join 100’s of voters, activists, candidates & grassroots organizations as we discuss the REAL obstacles to getting more women & people of color on the ballot and then also elected, here in Illinois, in 2017 and 2018. Hear from inspiring speakers, meet some of the candidates, connect with the grassroots organizations making a big impact who need your help & perhaps most of all - MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! {Buy Tickets (includes food): http://bit.ly/symEB - pricing below} You'll want to…

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September 2017

Neuroscience, Memory, and the Law

September 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Northwestern Law, 375 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611-3069 US
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Dr. Kopelman will discuss fascinating neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric case studies that illustrate important issues facing the criminal justice system. Topics will include the impact of brain disease on legal proceedings, amnesia for offenses, and attempts to establish a neuropsychological basis for crime. Dr. Kopelman is an internationally recognized expert on the neuroscience of memory disorders and a leading figure in the intersection of neuroscience and the law. He serves as the President of the International Neuropsychological Society, is a Fellow…

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