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Week of Feb. 27, 2017

Pope's global water crisis address
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

Pope Francis will deliver a Vatican address March 22 on global water issues to mark World Water Day. Rachel Havrelock, co-founder/principal investigator of UIC's Freshwater Lab, will be in attendance and at WATERSHED, a corresponding international conference. Havrelock, whose book “River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line" explores water sharing as an approach to Middle East peacemaking, can discuss the Pope's address, urban water priorities, issues in the Great Lakes region and her group's own water summit in May.

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.  

March 6 | Free | Call: (312) 996-2950

Christopher Cameron, University of North Carolina-Charlotte and president and founder of the African American Intellectual Historical Society, and Aisha Finch, UCLA. Moderated by Roderick Ferguson, UIC professor of African American and gender and women's studies. 4:30 p.m. Residents' Dining Hall, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.