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The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

at Museum Hack - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD!  On this two-hour tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some...

Saturday Nov 9th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Understanding Racial Fragility

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Currently, there is a rise in racial hatred, disparaged discourse in social media and media coverage, and all too often, police brutality. Racism is a painful reality you may struggle to comprehend. It can be a difficult paradigm and challenge for everyday living, especially in urban areas with diverse groups of people. Racism is a fluid ongoing struggle....

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Thrive

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what is really going on in our world by following the money upstream and uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness, and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented...

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Who We Are: Exploring Identity, Culture & History

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

This fun and interactive evening is designed for teenagers and will utilize activities, games, short readings, and media to explore who we are as  Fil/Fil-Am people. This is an opportunity for youth to build community, connect with their roots, and positively affirm their identities and culture. Dinner and dessert provided. All who are interested...

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Creating the Land of Lincoln

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. How three constitutions built the modern Prairie State. In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern...

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Reflecting on an Academic Life

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Hanna Holborn Gray and David Spadafora discuss Gray’s new book An Academic Life: A Memoir. Hanna Holborn Gray has lived her entire life in the world of higher education. The daughter of academics, she fled Hitler’s Germany with...

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Arthur Conan Doyle and Spiritualism

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. In the 1880s, Arthur Conan Doyle became interested in Spiritualism - the belief that spirits of the dead have the ability and desire to communicate with the living. In 1893, Doyle joined the British Society for Psychical Research, a society that investigated scientifically the claims of Spiritualism and other paranormal...

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The Townshend Duties and Origins of American Revolution

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

In 1767, the British Atlantic community experienced a “moment” of sorts. In that year, Charles Townshend assumed the role of Chancellor of the Exchequer. He used his position to try to reshape all the empire and to transform the relationship between Britain and America. Ultimately, he passed a series of duties on select goods, the revenue from...

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Panel Discussion: Vulnerability and the LGBTQ Community

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

This panel will be moderated by Vanessa Sheridan, Director of Transgender Relations and Community Engagement at the Center on Halsted, and will feature exhibiting artists Jess T. Dugan and Lorenzo Triburgo, as well as Dr. Vanessa Fabbre, Assistant Professor at the Brown School and Affiliate Faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington...

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Toward a Third Utopia: 20th-Century Architecture

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Toward a Third Utopia: 20th-Century Architecture and Gardens in New Harmony, Indiana Over the past two centuries, the Midwestern town of New Harmony, Indiana, has functioned as an epicenter for the experiments in the arts and sciences. Building upon New Harmony’s nineteenth-century communal utopias, a third transformation initiated by the State...

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One Man’s Quest for His Family Roots

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Loren M. Knowles spent more than fifty years researching his descendants and those of his wife. His daughter, Carol Knowles of Southern California, will speak about the highlights and trials of that endeavor, the results of which were donated to the Newberry Library over the last year. His massive archives have been declared among the most comprehensive,...

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The "Painter of the Presidents"

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The prolific nineteenth century portrait painter George P. A. Healy had no formal training yet his sitters were a definitive who’s who of society, culture, and prestige. So how did this Boston born painter make his way to Chicago via Paris? And why does the Newberry own several of his prestigious works? Find out the answers to these burning questions...

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Life Activation: Types of Mystical Experiences

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

A mystical experience is out of the norm of society, beyond the realms of ordinary consciousness. Here the boundaries of space and time are perceived differently. The illusion of separateness may disappear and there may be an ecstatic feeling that overwhelms you, and yet, you feel something sacred. The experience is often temporary but life-changing....

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Gardens that Heal: A Prescription for Wellness

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

In a healthcare environment, gardens provide a sense of order, safety, and privacy for those coping with illness. During this seminar, industry leaders will present the latest research demonstrating the benefits of healthcare gardens, while providing an introduction to the tools needed to effectively design, manage, and evaluate such gardens. ...

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Indigeneity, Gender and Sexualities

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexualities: A Scholarly Symposium This program highlights indigenous concepts of identity and sexuality that surpass standard contemporary gender binaries. American Indian and other indigenous communities have historically celebrated multiple gender identifications, including two-spirit peoples, as well as the unique roles...

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