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Ald. King is forming a committee on Michael Reese site- vitally important to the South Side- for information visit our hot development page.
Special Service District 61 Commission meets 3RD WEDNESDAYS at POLSKY OR Hyatt Place Chicago, conference room on 5225 S. Harper Ave. (the evening meetings). Meetings are open to the public. 2 meetings a quarter are at 11 am and the third at 7 pm.
Flags, detail descriptions, periodic events.
Free University courses spring 2017: All sessions at the Seminary Coop Bookstore, 5751 South Woodlawn Ave., on alternate Wednesdays from 8:00-9:30 PM
April 5: Walter
Benn Michaels, "Diversity Politics vs. Class Politics," Marshall Sahlins
April 19: Bruce Lincoln, "How Democracies Fail," Michael Geyer responding
May 3: Willemien Otten, "The Dutch-Christian Roots of Betsy Devos's Educational Policies," Bill Schweiker responding
May 17: Tom Mitchell, "Notes on Collective Madness, Political and Otherwise," Lauren Berlant responding
May 31: Bill Sewell, "The History of the Future (and Its Implications for Politics Now)," Andreas Glaeser responding
Online registration for Chicago Park District summer programs has begun. In person at fieldhouses starts Saturday.
April 27, Thursday, 12 pm. "Are We Losing? Trade Deficits and Global Competition." Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth. Lunch seminar. Booth, 5807 S. Woodlawn, 104.
April 27, Thursday, 2 pm. Money Smart. Promoting Retirement Savings. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312 747-0511. Need help with deciding where to turn for a secure financial future? The Department of Labor has partnered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to help clarify your retirement goals.
April 27, Thursday, 5:30 pm. HPKCC Schools Committee meets at Kenwood Media Center, 5015 S. Blackstone. Use parking lot doors.
April 27, Thursday, 5:30 pm. #TalkingTrump: Finding Context for #thefirst100days. Social Science experts. Social Science Reserch 122, 1126 E. 59th St.
April 27, Thursday, 6 pm (Newsroom open 4-8). Public Newsroom Event: 90 Days, 90 Voices-Telling Immigrants' Stories. Hosted by Sarah Conway, Alex Hernendez, and Nissa Rhee. citybureau.org/publicnewsroom
April 27, Thursday, 6 pm. 2 films in tribute to the Afro-American Padtrolman's League. Sount Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.
April 27, Thursday, 6 pm. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, 773 752-4381. Lisa Wade, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.
April 27, Thursday, 7 pm. Lumen Christi lecture. "The Only Way to Truth Is By Love. Lean-Luc Marion. Swift 3rd Fl. Lecture Hall, 1025 E. 58th St.
April 28, Friday, 9 am-6 pm. Franke Institute symposium. What are the stakes when conflict from disturbances to wars are called "civil war"? Regenstein s-102, 1100 E. 57th St.
April 28, Friday, 11:30 am. State of the Garden: Womanhood in the Post-Obama Era. Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th St.
April 28, Friday, 12 pm. Institute of Politics. Discussion with Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark?). Must register. Ida Noyes Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St.
April 28, Friday, 12:30 pm. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove. Social Media for nonprofits.
April 28, Friday, 6 pm. 2017 Black Man's Expo, "South Bueau Homicide." South Bureau Homicide takes a look, from the inside, of how community residents and L.A. Police Department homicide detectives have worked to forge a productive relationship. Gain an understanding of how one model seems to be working. Woodlawn Resource Center, 6144 S. Cottage Grove.
April 28, Friday, 7 pm. Film screening. "Illinois Parables" with Deborah Stratman. Covers 2 millennia of Illinois history in chapters, as microcosm of the country. Curated by Zain Jamshaid. Logan, 915 E. 60th St.
April 29, Saturday, 8 am-1 p, South Shore Community Conference. topics include the Obama Library, the Golf consolidation proposal, South Shore Cultural Center restoration and more. Powell Elementary, 7311 S. South Shore Dr. RSVP at bit.ly/2pWJeUz.
April 29, Saturday, 8:30 am-1 pm. Shredathon behind Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St.
April 29, Saturday, 9 am and every Sat. through early June. Go Run in Washington Park. Details and RSVP to cararuns.org. (Chicago Area Runners Assn).
April 29, Saturday from 10 am and May 1, Monday. Conference, What Is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? Featuring Lois Arias, Jelili Atiku, Tani Bruguera, Sandi Hilal and Alesandro Petti of Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency; Zanete Muholi, Carlos Javier Oriz, Lauri Jo Reynolds. Visit graycenter.uchicago.edu. Logan, 915 E. 60th St.
April 29, Saturday, 11:30 am -1:30 pm. State of the Garden: Wamanism in the Post-Obama Era. Divinity School, Swift, 1025 E. 58th St. https://www.eventbite.com/e/state-of-the-garden-womanism-in-the-post-obama-era-tickets-3134247719.
April 29, Saturday, 3 pm. Bixler Palylot PAC meets at the park (1372 E. 57th St.)
April 30, Sunday, 2 pm. Financial Literacy 101 at The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St.
April 30, Sunday, 3 pm. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. 773 684-1300. Naomi Jaffe, What Are the Blind Men Dreaming? Three women's essays at different removes from the Holocaust.
May 1, Monday, 2 pm. Institute of Politics. Governor John Kasish of Ohio. Have to register to learn location.
May 1, Monday, 5:30 pm. Becker Friedman Institute. Cocktails and Conversation with Maurice Obstfeld- The Global Economy: Higher Mean, Higher Variance? Booth Harper Center 104, 5807 E. Woodlawn. Tickets required.
May 1, Monday, 6 pm. (ann't says at Sem Coop but also says at 57th St. Books) Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, 752-4381. James Forman, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. With Martha Biondi.
May 1, Monday, 6-8 pm. Public forum of the same-named Conference, What Is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? Featuring Lois Arias, Jelili Atiku, Tania Bruguera, Sandi Hilal and Alesandro Petti of Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency; Zanete Muholi, Carlos Javier Oriz, Lauri Jo Reynolds. Visit graycenter.uchicago.edu. Logan, 915 E. 60th St.
May 1, Monday, 7:30 pm. Indivisible South Side meets at First Unitarian, 5650 S. Woodlawn. With State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie.
May 2, Tuesday, 9:30 am at King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove and May 2, Tuesday, 7 pm at Hales Franciscan, 4930 S. Cottage Grove. Public meeting on the renewal of Special Service Area 47 Taxing District.
May 2, Tuesday, 4:30 pm. Hyde Park Village Salon at Snail, 1649 E. 55th St.
May 2, Tuesday, 5-8 pm. Hyde Park Art Center Self-Education Series presents Hyde Park raised street artist, muralist and activist Desi Mundo. 5020 S. Cornell, 773 324-5520.
May 2, Tuesday, 5:15 pm. Institute of Politics Speaker Series, with others. The Future of Israeli/Palestinian Relations. Dennis Ross. International Hosue, 1414 E. 59th St.
3, Wednesday. Racing the International: American Empire. While the United States
has long represented itself as an anti-imperial nation, its origins as an expanding
settler colony, its forays into colonial rule abroad and its contemporary position
as the hegemonic global power index the contours of an American empire. This
panel will explore the relationship between domestic racial formations and imperialism
A panel discussion featuring: Daniel Immerwahr (Northwestern University) Jeanne Morefield (Whitman College) and Aziz Rana (Cornell Law School). 5733 S. University.
May 3, Wednesday, 8 pm. Seminary Coop Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, 773 752-4381. Free University Course. Willemien Otten, "The Dutch-Christian Roots of Betsy Devos's Educational Policies," Bill Schweiker responding.
May 4, Thursday, 4 pm. Author Malcolm Gladwell on The Brown Decision and the Trouble with Psychology. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn.
4, Thursday, 4-8 pm. The Public Newsroom is open at Experimental Station, 6100
S. Blackstone. citybureau.org/publicnewsroom.
6 pm screening of "Another LIfe" a documentary series on trauma and mental health led by The TRiibe.
May 4, Thursday, 5-8 pm. First Thursday returns, through November- over 40 businesses will have coupons or specials. firstthurs.com.
May 4, Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm. Chamber of Commerce First Thursday networking. At Hyde Park Park lobby.
May 4, Thursday, 7 pm. HPKCC monthly board meeting at Treasure Island lower level, 1526 E. 55th St.
May 5, Friday, 12:30 pm. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove. Preparing Your Board for Strategic Planning.
6, Saturday. Foot race in Jackson Park area.
9-12 Migratory Bird Day at Bobolink Meadow south entry. History and nature tourds resume.
8:45 pm. Janes's Walk Chicago flashlight tour in Jackson Park- Hayes/63rd and Richards.
May 6, Saturday, 1 pm. Hyde Park OWL (Older Women's League) socializing and program on a timely subject related to Mother's Day. Treasure Island lower level community room, 1526 E. 55th St.
May 8, Monday, 5:15 pm. Institute of Politics. Carl Rove and David Axelrod on New American Politics. Ida Noyes Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St. Registration required.
May 11, Thursday, 4-8 pm. The Public Newsroom open (weely). 6 pm Workshop on photography and narrative, led by Englewood photographer Tonika Johnson. 6100 S. Blackstoen. citybureau.org/publicnewsroom.
May 12, Friday, 10 am-2 pm. 4th Ward Job Fair at Mid South American Job Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove. Pre-workshops available May 10 am and afternoon.
May 13, Saturday, 9 am-2 pm. 61st St. Farmer's Market returns to its weekly summer mode at 61st St. between Dorchester and Blackstone. 61market.org.
May 13, Saturday am. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove. Best Practices for Nonprofits.
May 19, Friday and May 20, Saturday. Annual Hyde Park Garden Fair Spring Sale in Hyde Park Shopping Center Courtyard.
May 19, Friday, 12:30 pm. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove.Web resources for nonprofits.
April 19, Wednesday, 6-9 pm. Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters. Echo Brown. Program on all kinds of gender issues and problems. Logan , 915 E. 60th St.
May 20, Saturday, 10 am-3:30 pm. Deep South Side Bike Tour (rain date May 21). Includes Jackson Park, US Steel, Calumet River, Historic houses of worship, South Shore Cultural Center. Register chicagostudies.uchicago.edu/bike.
May 20, Saturday, 12-4. Party/ Picnic and bench dedication at 67th Ridgeland playlot.
May 20, Saturday, 3-6 pm. Memorial/cel of life for Sue Purrington on the Point.
May 23, Tuesday, 10 am. State of Cook Coffee with President Toni Preckwinkle. Harper Court 1130, 5235 S. Harper Ct. ?
May 24, 25, 26, Tuesday, noon- 3 day lunchtime seminar, "Is Direct Democracy a Solution to Populism?" With John Matsusaka. Stigler Center, Booth C05, 5807 S. Woodlawn. Register.
May 24, Wednesday, 6:15, 7:30. SECC (South East Chicago Commission) benefit for Neighborhood Enhancement Grants. Reception Smart Msueum, 5550 S. Greenwood, Show: "Harvey" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis. secc-chicago.org.
May 31, Wednesday, 8 pm. Seminary Coop Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, 773 752-4381. Free University Course. Bill Sewell, "The History of the Future (and Its Implications for Politics Now)," Andreas Glaeser responding.
June 3 and 4, Friday and Saturday. Hyde Park Brew Fest- Harper Court. hpbrewfest.com.
June 6, Monday, 11 am. Water Safety demo with CFireD at 57th Beach.
June 15, Saturday. Junior Classic 5-K run and walk in Jackson Park.
Mission of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
The purpose of the Conference is to attend to the civic needs of the community; work toward an attractive, secure, diverse, and caring community; and to promote participation of residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations in programs and activities that advance the interests and concerns of the community. It serves the community as a watchdog, independent voice, and clearing house in the community's ongoing conversation and decisions about those matters which affect and define community life.