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

Week of Feb. 13, 2017

New bill would protect temp workers
Contact Sharon Parmet: (312) 413-2695 /

Working conditions for temporary workers can be hazardous, according to Dr. Linda Forst, professor and head, environmental and occupational health sciences in the UIC School of Public Health. Forst's research has found that temp workers in Illinois face greater health and injury risks than non-temporary workers. A new bill, the Responsible Job Creation Act, aims to provide healthier and safer workplaces. Dr. Forst is a strong supporter of the bill and can discuss how it can play a key role in improving worker health.

Immigration fear campaigns
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel must be understood as part of a large-scale fear campaign meant to coerce people into leaving the country via "self-deportation," according to Adam Goodman, UIC assistant professor of history and Latin American and Latino studies. Goodman, who studies migration history and policy and recently developed the online resource #ImmigrationSyllabus, can provide context to the role that fear campaigns have had in immigration enforcement efforts.

28, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-2950

From urban uprisings and the formation of black activist movements to the 2016 presidential campaign, journalists and media scholars will examine the role of news media in recent debates about race and politics. Sponsored by the UIC department of African American studies. 4:30 - 6 p.m. Residents’ Dining Hall, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. 

March 1| Free | Call: (312) 996-6352

Robin D.G. Kelley, professor, UCLA, will discuss the life and writing of journalist Grace Halsell, who spent part of the Cold War as a foreign correspondent in Europe, Latin America and Asia, working as a staff writer under President Lyndon B. Johnson. 4 p.m. UIC Institute for the Humanities, lower level, Stevenson Hall, 701 S. Morgan St.