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

Week of July 27, 2015

Plastic Bag Ban
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

Chicago’s ban on the plastic shopping bags that takes effect Aug. 1. is fraught with challenges, says a UIC retail expert. Kim Moon, UIC Business lecturer, says from a marketing point of view, the “rewards and punishments” for consumers aren’t stiff enough to move the needle to make the environment safer.

Reddit Revolt
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

Administrators of the Reddit website are considering changing a host of its content policies. The company's struggle to create a space that encourages users to speak candidly but civilly represents a larger cultural moment, says Adrienne Massanari, UIC assistant professor of communication. Massanari, author of the new book, "Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit," is available to discuss Reddit's challenges and culture.

29, Wednesday | Free | Call: (999) 999-9999

Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century. Part of "Chicago: A Social Justice Lens," the film series of the UIC Social Justice Initiative. 8:30 p.m. Pop Up Just Art, 1255 S. Halsted St.

02, Sunday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Gallery 400 and Project NIA address the effect of the death penalty on black women. Event includes a screening of "The Execution of Wanda Jean" (90 minutes). 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

05, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 746-5447

Workshop will cover classroom and home strategies to address the academic, social and leisure objectives of the child with autism or developmental delays enrolled in early education. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays, Room 106, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.