Friday Forum: South Side Cool – Chicago’s Cultural Wealth

“South Side Cool: Exploring the Cultural Wealth of Chicago for New Knowledge Production in Artist Activism and Entrepreneurial Ventures,” lecture by Dr. Will Patterson About the Speaker: Dr. Patterson is a lecturer in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Patterson focuses on preparing students...

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Friday Forum with Bill McKibben

“Building a Better Environmental Movement,” lecture by Bill McKibben About the Speaker: Bill McKibben has written extensively about climate change throughout his career and is the founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide grassroots climate change movement. __________________________ All Friday Forum events are free and open to the public. Learn more...

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Friday Forum: Music as Space to Explore + Inform Change

“Creating Music as Space to Explore and Inform Social Construct & Change,” lecture by avery r. young About the Artist: Best known as a poet, songwriter, and performer, multi-disciplinary artist Avery R. Young is also an award-winning teaching artist who mentors youths in the crafts of creative writing and theater....

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Friday Forum: Strong Women Reclaiming Imagery

“Strong Women Reclaiming Imagery,” lecture by the Native POP Collective MaryBeth Timothy (Cherokee), Serena Penaloza (Navajo and Maricopa), and Brent Learned (Cheyenne-Arapaho) will showcase street, progressive, contemporary, and pop art working to to reclaim indigenous imagery. About the Artists: Native POP is a collective of indigenous artists re-appropriating and reclaiming...

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Friday Forum: Responding to Global Water Crisis

“Dust in Their Veins: a Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis,” lecture by Candace Hunter In 2011, the artist saw a posting for a show about Women and Water Rights, her only problem? She knew nothing about the subject. Throwing herself into study, she quickly realized the dire need...

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Friday Forum: The Compounding American Moral Debt

“The Compounding American Moral Debt: Through artwork, telling the overlooked and unreconciled history that continues to influence and dictate life in the United States,” lecture by Jason Patterson With images of his work, Jason will present the techniques and methods used in researching and fabricating his artwork. He will also...

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Friday Forum: The Artist as Artist – An Insistence

“The Artist as Artist: An Insistence,” lecture by Lisa Fay with performance by INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre The socially contributive role of the artist is to interrogate our current operating social paradigms in order to raise radically effective questions. In other words, to make trouble. To make such wonderful...

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Friday Forum: Art as Action – Drawing the Line for Justice

“Art as Action: Drawing the Line for Justice,” lecture by Ricardo Levins Morales Art can influence our thoughts, emotions and actions, from the scale of the individual to communities, mass movements and beyond. Ricardo has used visual art in social and racial justice, labor and community organizing, and to help...

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Online Info Session: Completing the Financial Need Form

The financial need form is probably the most challenging part of the application for many students (and the most frequent source of errors or incomplete information). If you have questions about how to fill out the form or your own specific financial circumstances, Jennifer Romine, Bailey Program Assistant will be...

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Bailey Scholarship Online Reader Training 

Learn how to access applications and submit scores through our online platform. Explore the different application components and how best to use the rating criteria. Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/187634517  You can also dial in using your phone.  United States: +1 (669) 224-3412  Access Code: 187-634-517...

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