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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 responding

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

By date.

Online registration for Chicago Park District summer programs has begun. In person at fieldhouses starts Saturday.

May 1, Monday, 2 pm. Institute of Politics. Governor John Kasish of Ohio. Have to register to learn location.

May 1, Monday, 4-7 pm. 4th Ward Alderman on the Block - Valois Cafeteria, 1518 E. 53rd St. 773 536-8103.

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 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.

The Village is co sponsoring a series of interactiosnf with UC Medicine Doctors in the SHARE program, at various locales (most at Mather More Than a Cafe, in Chatham). Transportation from Augustana Church is provided free. Contact the office. Next is 2, Tuesday, 9 am at Mather on Stroke Awareness.

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.

May 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 abroad.
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.

May 4, Thursday, 4-8 pm. The Public Newsroom is open at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone.
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.

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.

May 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 9, Tuesday, 5:15 pm. Institute of Politics Speaker Series. The Trump Tax Plan- A Boon to the Economy or Fiscal Madness? Grover Norquist President of Americans for Tax Reform and Austan Goolsbee, former head of the council of Economic Advisors and current UC Booth professor. Ida Noyes Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St. Registration required.

May 10, Wednesday, 10:30 am-1:30/2 pm. Chicago Hyde Park Village Drop In. Augustana Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn.

May 10, Wednesday, 1-3 pm. Special 4th Ward Office Open House. 435 E. 35th St.

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.

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.

May 13, Saturday am. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove. Best Practices for Nonprofits.

May 16, Tuesday. On The Table diversity and other discussions citywide. Visit site of Chicago Community Trust. Specific dinners - see the Cultural Calendar under May 16.

May 18, Thursday, time and place tba- prob late afternoon in Logan 201. UC Neighborhood Schools Program partners finale and 40th year celebration.

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

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.

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.

June 6, Monday, 11 am. Water Safety demo with CFireD at 57th Beach.

June 15, Thursday, early evening. Junior Classic 5-K run and walk in Jackson Park.

June 17, Saturday. It's Your Park Day cleanup in various parks, sponsored by the Chicago Parks Foundation.

June 26, Monday. Baseball Camp by BIG Baseball. Kenwood Park, 1330 E. 50th St.

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.