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Office of Public and Government Affairs                    (312) 996-3456 /

Week of March 28, 2016

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

Teens and young adults in Cook County are less likely to be employed in comparison to peer groups in Illinois and the U.S., according to a report conducted by the UIC Great Cities Institute for a hearing of the Cook County Board of Commissioners' Workforce, Housing and Community Development Committee. Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute, can discuss the findings in the report, which examines comparative data across race/ethnicity, age groups (16-19 and 20-24), and geography in 2005 and 2014.

Kids 'Create a Plate' at UI Health
30, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-2695

In honor of National Nutrition Month, children being seen for regular checkups at the Children's Hospital University of Illinois' Child, Youth and Adolescent Center will be able to "Create a Plate" as they wait. Children will design plates based on the USDA's MyPlate, an easy-to-follow food guide for creating nutritious, balanced meals using paper plates and pictures of food, with help from UI Health nutritionists. 1 - 3 p.m. Outpatient Care Center, 1801 W. Taylor St. Media should call Sharon Parmet at (312) 413-2695 if interested in attending.

Thru April 2 | Free | Call: (312) 413-2458

"In Plain Sight: A Women's History of HIV/AIDS in Chicago." Exhibition features oral histories, photos, documents and handwritten stories from Chicago women living with HIV. Gallery hours: Thursdays, 3 - 6 p.m.; Fridays, 3 - 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled at alternative times. Pop Up JUST Art Center, 1255 S. Halsted St.

Lecture: BlackLivesMatter Co-creator Alicia Garza
April 5 | Free | Call: (312) 996-2950

Talk by Alicia Garza, social activist and co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter. 5 p.m. Illinois Room B, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. 

April 6 | Free | Call: (312) 413-9569

Event will include music from UIC Radio and student performances. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad, outside directly west of Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. (In case of rain, event will be held in Student Center East, Room 605.)

April 7 - 9 | Paid Event unless otherwise noted |

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research, a UIC-based national Latino research consortium, and the Smithsonian Latino Center will host the fifth biennial Latino Art Now!. The conference will examine issues related to contemporary Latino art in the U.S. and cultural influences from around the world. Visit the Latino Art Now! conference website for full details on registration fees, agenda and presenters. Registration is online.

April 11 | Free | Call: (312) 413-9569

Featured speaker Arden Cho, actress, singer, and model, will discuss her life, career, and more in conversation with a UIC student host. 3 - 5 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

Thru June | Free unless otherwise noted |

The series features exhibitions, panel discussions, and community dialogues by an estimated 200 artists, all examining and celebrating the rich tradition of Latino creativity in Chicago. Various locations in Chicago including Chicago Cultural Center, the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art. A detailed program is online.