Submit: Where To Start @ColumCon

March 04, 2017 at 1104 S Wabash – Columbia College in Chicago.

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The Publishing Lab has a panel at ColumCon – CG2!

Are you looking to publish your work but don’t know how? The Publishing Lab. a student resource provided by the Creative Writing Department, is here to help. A panel of experienced editors, writers, and teachers are here to discuss common submission errors, give tips, and answer your questions. Join us in taking the first step in finding a home for your story!

You can buy tickets for the entire con at the door or do pre-registration here: bit.ly/ColumCon2017
$8 for a weekend pass, $5 a one-day pass.
It’s FREE for Columbia students, alumni, faculty and children 12 and under.

Address: 1104 S Wabash, Chicago
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2017 Perillo BMW Spring Fashion Show

April 21, 2017 at Perillo BMW in Chicago.

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On April 21, The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board will host one of Chicago’s most anticipated charity events of 2017. Over 300 young professionals will flood the showroom of Perillo BMW to enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and urban fashion to raise funds for childhood leukemia research at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute – the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

The man of the evening is Dr. Paul Lee. A fourth year fellow in Lurie Children’s the division of Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Dr. Lee is investigating the role of the gene DYRK1A in leukemia. Clinical trials show that this gene plays a critical role in the development of leukemia. Dr. Lee’s goal is to identify the exact role of the gene and to discover more effective drug therapies for children suffering from this disease.

900 North Michigan Shops will be showcasing their latest looks for spring during the show. Models – and Dr. Lee – will take to the runway to display cutting-edge fashion perfectly suited for young Chicagoans.

The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, an affiliated organization of Lurie Children’s, has been raising funds for medical research in Chicago since the 1950’s. To date, the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board has raised nearly $2 million for pediatric medical research initiatives conducted at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.

Tickets available March 8th, 2017

Address: 1035 N Clark St, Chicago
2017 Perillo BMW Spring Fashion Show

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Lakeview/Roscoe Village Meeting

March 25, 2017 at Chicago Public Library – Lincoln Belmont Branch in Chicago.

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Join Moms Demand Action members in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village/Lincoln Park area to hear about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood. Learn what you can do to help reduce gun violence in this country! (Children are welcome!)

Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming!
http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/5538/signup/
**PLEASE NOTE, ONLY RSVPs MADE VIA THE ABOVE LINK WILL BE RECORDED

Address: 1659 W Melrose St, Chicago
Lakeview/Roscoe Village Meeting

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Hyde Park/South Side Chicago Meeting

March 11, 2017 at St. Paul & the Redeemer in Chicago.

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Join Moms Demand Action members in Hyde Park to hear about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood in 2017. Learn about what you can do to help reduce gun violence and protect our families. (Children are welcome!)

Location: St. Paul & The Redeemer Church, 4945 S Dorchester Ave (Byllesby room)

Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming!
http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/5535/signup/
**ONLY RSVPs MADE VIA THE ABOVE LINK WILL BE RECORDED

Address: 4945 S Dorchester Ave, Chicago
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Mambo Fridays Celebrating Carnaval at Astoria Lounge

February 24, 2017 at Astoria Lounge in Chicago.

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Mambo Fridays Celebrating Carnaval at Astoria Lounge. 4400 West Belmont Ave, Chicago. Bring your mask, your feathers, wear bright colors. Bring your beads so you can trade them for dances. Mambo, Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and more.

Address: 4400 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Mambo Fridays Celebrating Carnaval at Astoria Lounge

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FURIE Readers Literary SALON

February 26, 2017 at Chicago in Chicago.

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“And So it was
A little black girl yearns for the blue eyes of a little white girl, and the horror at the heart of her yearning is exceeded only by the evil of fulfillment
We saw her sometimes. Frieda and I–after the baby came too soon and died. After the gossip and the slow wagging of heads. She was so sad to see grown people looked away; children, those who were not frightened by her, laughed outright
The damage done was total. She spent her days, her tendril, sap green days, walking up and down, up and down, her head jerking to the beat of a drummer so distant only she could hear. Elbows bent, hands on shoulders, she flailed her arms like a bird in an eternal, grotesquely futile effort to fly. Beating the air, a winged but grounded bird, intent on the blue void it could not reach–could not even see– but which filled the valleys of the mind
We tried to see her without looking at her, and never, never went near. Not because she was absurd, or repulsive, or because we were frightened, but because we had failed her. Our flowers never grew. I was convinced that Frieda was right, that I had planted them too deeply. How could I have been so sloven? So we avoided Pecola Breedlove–forever “

FURIE Readers Literary SALON

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Rogers Park/Edgewater Meeting

March 25, 2017 at Edgewater Library in Chicago.

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Join Moms Demand Action members in the Rogers Park/Edgewater area to hear about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood. Learn what you can do to help reduce gun violence in this country! (Children are welcome!)

Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming!
http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/5537/signup/
**PLEASE NOTE, ONLY RSVPs MADE VIA THE ABOVE LINK WILL BE RECORDED

Address: 1210 W Elmdale Ave, Chicago
Rogers Park/Edgewater Meeting

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China Care Bibimbap Fundraiser

March 01, 2017 at Reynolds Club in Chicago.

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As 9th week approaches, what better way to celebrate than getting a delicious bowl of bibimbap?

China Care presents bibimbap at $5/bowl with a wide variety of free toppings and sauces. Cucumber, Carrots, Sprouts, Garlic, Kimchi, Spinach, Egg, Teriyaki, Sriracha, Gochujang, Soy Sauce, and Sesame Oil are available at your choice. Ground beef can be added at an additional $1.

All proceeds will be donated to the One Sky Foundation in Beijing, China to sponsor children who live there as well as foster families planning for adoption. Learn more about current programs here: http://www.oneskyfoundation.org/

Join us on Mar 1th & 2nd 11:00AM-2:00PM at Reynolds Club for good cause and your custom bibimbap!

Address: 5706 S. University Ave., Chicago
China Care Bibimbap Fundraiser

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Water Is Life Spring Break Program

April 11, 2017 at St. Kateri Center of Chicago in Chicago.

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Have your child(ren) join us this week for an action packed agenda while they are out of school for Spring Break. We are planning field trips to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Skokie Water Reclamation District, Botanic Gardens, UIC, will be exploring the Chicago River, and having in-depth discussions on Water Management with a few special out-of-state guests to be announced later.

Water Is Life and our children need to understand how important it is to respect our water supply and lands. Mni Wiconi #NODAPL

Address: 3938 N Leavitt St, Chicago
Water Is Life Spring Break Program

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Colleen Connell, Executive Director, ACLU of Illiois

April 10, 2017 at City Club of Chicago At Maggiano’s Banquets in Chicago.

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In January of 2001, Colleen Connell became the first woman attorney to lead the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. As Executive Director, Connell has expanded the organization’s legislative and communications programs, as well as presided over an ambitious expansion of the organization’s national security and informational privacy docket, and an expansion of the ACLU of Illinois’ institutional reform litigation, with active cases challenging conditions in state facilities or state subsidized facilities for children, the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, the physically disabled, and people detained at correctional facilities.

With statewide membership numbering more than 20,000, the ACLU of Illinois directs aggressive legislative, legal, and educational programs. In recent years, the organization has won major victories to protect racial and ethnic minorities from being victims of racial profiling; to limit the authority of police to conduct mass arrests of young people on Chicago streets (by challenging Chicago’s anti-gang loitering ordinance); to protect reproductive health care; and to bring much needed improvements to Illinois’ child welfare agency, the Illinois mental health system, and the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

Connell joined the staff of the ACLU of Illinois in 1984. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Connell served as the ACLU’s Associate Legal Director and Director of the Reproductive Rights Project. In that capacity, she directed the organization’s litigation efforts involving constitutional rights of privacy and protecting the rights of Illinois citizens to make decisions concerning reproductive matters and child-bearing, without undue governmental restriction. She successfully challenged several generations of restrictive abortion laws, laws restricting access to contraception, laws requiring parental notification of a minor’s decision to have an abortion, and laws restricting access to and performance of several forms of prenatal testing, such as chorionic villus screening. Connell litigated key cases defining the scope of permissible intervention and standing before the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court. She also litigated a wide variety of other cases, including matters involving rights of the mentally ill; equal access to education; housing discrimination; employment discrimination on behalf of women; freedom of speech and association; and other constitutional rights.

A native of North Dakota, Connell graduated from North Dakota State University and the University of Iowa School of Law, where she was Order of the Coif and Special Projects Editor of the Iowa Law Review.

Address: 111 W. Grand, Chicago
Colleen Connell, Executive Director, ACLU of Illiois

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