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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 12:30 PM
News & Views: How the New Tax Plan May Impact You (Students Only)
The University of Chicago Institute of Politics – ** You must RSVP for this event on Eventbrite at newsandviews-tax-plan.eventbrite.com. An RSVP on Facebook does not guarantee your seat. ** Please join us for a conversation about the content and potential effects of the GOP tax bill with Dr. Dhammika Dharmapala, a University of Chicago Law School Professor who specializes in Tax Law and Policy and serves on the Advisory Board of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Lunch will be provided. News and Views is a student-led event series on news of the day that provides UChicago students with the opportunity to hear from prominent Chicago-based academic, civic, and media leaders in a meaningful off-the-record conversation. ### This event is open to students only. This venue is physically accessible and has gender-neutral restrooms. Please contact the Institute of Politics at politics@uchicago.edu or 773-834-4671 with any questions or accommodation requests.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 1:00 PM
Foster & Adoptive Parent Orientation
Little City Foster Care – If you feel that you have the time and desire to partner with Little City Foundation to care for children with special needs in your home, join us for an informational orientation. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the agency and our commitment to you and the prospective children to be placed in your care. Walk ins are welcome, but please call 855-WeFoster to let us know you're coming!
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 3:00 PM
Immigration Law: How to Respond When the Government Says No
The Chicago Bar Association – Learn from a variety of practice areas, including criminal defense, family-based immigration, removal defense immigration, and employment immigration, on issues such as responding to requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny, post-conviction relief, appeals, and more. RESPONDING TO REQUESTS FOR EVIDENCE (RFE) AND NOTICES OF INTENT TO DENY (NOID) For employment-based and family-based immigration cases, oftentimes the government issues an RFE or NOID, which must be responded to very quickly. Speakers will discuss strategies for brainstorming with clients, working to obtain documents, and how to write a strong response to get an approval. Speaker: Giovanna Valdez, Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren, P.C. Gretchen Eckerdt, Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. Scott Pollock, Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. POST-CONVICTION RELIEF Speakers will discuss criminal procedure methods to vacate or amend criminal convictions to enable a client to qualify for an immigration benefit. The methods will be analyzed in the context of removal hearings and affirmative applications for immigration benefits. Speakers: Jacob Briskman, Jacob S. Briskman, Esq. Maria Baldini-Potermin, Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, P.C. Julio Argueta, Soffieti, Johnson, Teegan, Argueta & Bawcum, Ltd. APPEALS Filing appeals, defending an appeal, and preserving the record, both in employment and in family-based immigration cases. Speakers will address service appeals (I-290B) and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Speakers: Erin Cobb, Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC Tejas Shah, Franczek Radelet, P.C. Moderators: Kelli A. Fennell, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym, Ltd.; Chair, CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Lindsay L. Wunrow, Law Offices of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates; Vice-Chair, CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee $0-CLE Advantage, $80 Member, $160 Nonmember 2.75 IL MCLE Credit In-person at the CBA or Live Webcast Register at www.chicagobar.org/cle or call 312-554-2056.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 4:00 PM
Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic in Elmhurst
SPAY ILLINOIS – Join us during our monthly walk-in pet vaccine clinic at Tail Gate for Dogs, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Here, we are offering affordable vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm testing and more, all with no added exam fees. No appointments are needed to join us. Simply arrive at your convenience and receive quality, affordable care.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 4:00 PM
Industry 101: Start-Ups
Northwestern Career Advancement – First-year undergrads: Are you just starting to wonder about careers in specific industries? NCA staff will share basic information on this field, including career paths, preparation, and timelines. Get your questions answered! Open only to first year undergraduate students. Location: Norris - #202 Northwestern Room B Please RSVP in CareerCat>Events>Workshops: http://www.northwestern.edu/careers/job-intern-prep/resources/careercat/index.html
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 4:00 PM
Industry 101: Consulting
Northwestern Career Advancement – First-year undergrads: Are you just starting to wonder about careers in specific industries? NCA staff will share basic information on this field, including career paths, preparation, and timelines. Get your questions answered! Open only to first year undergraduate students. Location: Norris - #202 Northwestern Room A Please RSVP in CareerCat>Events>Workshops: http://www.northwestern.edu/careers/job-intern-prep/resources/careercat/index.html
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 4:30 PM
Religion and Religious Expression in the Academy and Public Life
The University of Chicago Institute of Politics – Join us for a discussion on religion and religious expression in the academy and public life featuring Ross Douthat (New York Times), William Cavanaugh (DePaul University), William Schweiker (University of Chicago Divinity School), Geoffrey Stone (University of Chicago Law School), Laurie Zoloth (University of Chicago Divinity School), and moderated by Willemien Otten (University of Chicago Divinity School). Presented by the Lumen Christi Institute,The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion at the Divinity School,The Institute of Politics, and the International House Global Voices Program. Free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance at 773-753-2274 or here.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 4:30 PM
Linda Zerilli, "Feminist Critique and the Realistic Spirit"
The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality – 2018 Iris Marion Young Distinguished Faculty Lecture Linda Zerilli, Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the College "Feminist Critique and the Realistic Spirit" Contemporary debates over the future of critique within contemporary critical theory perpetuate a reliance on the philosophical tradition, with its disdain for the contingent and indifference to local audiences. A realistic (as opposed to a philosophically realist or antirealist) feminist critique would be rooted in ordinary first-order practices such as politics. It would question received notions of the relationship between theory and practice. Theory should not be understood as epistemological second-order enterprise whose task is to justify the basis of critique. Instead, theory should be conceived, with the rhetorical tradition, as a world-creating, first-order practice that generates figures of the newly thinkable and objects of common concern. Free and open to the public.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 4:30 PM
Lee Barrie Rush Hour Concert
Chicago French Market – Join us on January 17 for happy hour! Enjoy the musical stylings of Lee Barrie while unwinding from a long day. Don't forget to try one of our many food and drink happy our specials as well!
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:00 PM
Worker Cooperatives + Racial Justice from Jackson to Chicago
National Public Housing Museum – Kali Akuno: Worker Cooperatives + Racial Justice from Jackson to Chicago WORKER COOPERATIVE – a business that is owned and controlled by the people who work in it Help build a cooperative business, owned and operated by public housing residents like you, from the ground up with the National Public Housing Museum! Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5pm Free Dinner Reception 6pm Presentation + Conversation with Kali Akuno National Public Housing Museum 625 North Kingsbury Street Chicago, IL 60654 Join the National Public Housing Museum for an evening with Kali Akuno, the co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, a network of worker-owned cooperative businesses, that has been called “one of the most dynamic experiments in radical social transformation in the United States.” He is the co-author of Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi. Learn about worker cooperatives, their role in advancing racial and economic justice—and what Chicago public housing residents can learn from Jackson’s great experiment. Join NPHM as we envision a co-op, owned and operated by public housing residents like you, in the Museum’s permanent home on the Near West Side. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:00 PM
Hazy IPAs vs. OG IPAs
Dryhop Brewers – On January 17th, we’re hosting an event where we’re releasing our brand spanking new classic West Coast IPA full of dankness, pine, and citrus – Freaky Styley – AND tapping kegs of Hazy IPAs and Non-Hazy/New England-Style IPAs from some of our Chicago brewery friends. Check out the tap list and get excited to do some tasting next week: Hazy IPAs - Old Irving Brewing Co. Trendi: The Haze Awakens (DDH Double IPA) - 8.0% - Alarmist Brewing & Taproom Le Jus Deux (NEIPA) - 5.7% - Illuminated Brew Works Spoonful of Sugar (DDH IPA) - 8.0% Non-Hazy/New England-Style IPAs - DryHop Freaky Styley (West Coast IPA) – 6.0% - Haymarket Pub & Brewery Mathias (Imperial IPA) - 9.0% - Pipeworks Brewing Company Ninja Vs. Unicorn (Double IPA) - 8.0% - Spiteful Brewing IPA (American IPA) - 6.2% ABV Cheers!
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:00 PM
Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
Harold Washington College – The HWC Student Government Association and the Latino Policy Forum, in conjunction with the Illinois Latino Agenda, Univision Chicago, and the Young Invincibles would like to extend an invitation to all CCC students, Latino leaders, members of the Forum's Acuerdos, Latino Agenda, and Multicultural Leadership Academy. CCC students and Latino leaders will hear directly from gubernatorial candidates in a gathering aimed at inspiring voter engagement. All candidates have been invited and Univision Anchor Enrique Rodríguez will moderate the event. As the first 2018 election event to focus on issues impacting Latino families, Encuentro will provide candidates with time to outline their vision and field questions from students and Latino leaders. A networking event will take place prior to the forum. The event is free, but seating is limited. It’s important to RSVP early!
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Equal Means Equal - free screening
Chicago Group of the Sierra Club – Did you know that the Equal Rights Amendment never passed? Or that Illinois is one of the few states that has not ratified it? The Solidarity Team is working to change that. Join us for a free screening of filmmaker Kamala Lopez's "Equal Means Equal" – the definitive documentary on the status of women in America. Light refreshments will be served. Please register to reserve your seat, as space is limited. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2BBdScA Following the movie, we will hold a panel discussion with Michelle Fadeley, President of the Illinois National Organization for Women, and State Representative Lou Lang. Hope to see you there!
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Office Hours: Portfolio Review
Chicago Artists Coalition – Please note that registration for this event is now SOLD OUT. You may sign up for the waitlist here to be the first to know if additional appointments become available or when this program is offered again: http://www.chicagoartistscoalition.org/programs/fieldwork/office-hours-portfolio-review-1 --- This edition of Office Hours: Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to meet with directors of independent galleries and project spaces throughout Chicago. One-on-one portfolio reviews last 30 minutes and provide a platform to discuss a range of issues of interest to emerging and working artists, including: * Feedback on artwork * Preparing for exhibitions * Pursuing professional opportunities And more! Please note that space is very limited & advance registration is required. Office Hours appointments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be able to indicate your reviewer preference following the registration process. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment. TUTION General Public, CAC Artist Members, and BOLT/HATCH/LAUNCH Residents | $30 PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS Kristin Abhalter Smith is creative director and founder of Roman Susan Art Foundation, a project incubator and platform for Midwestern artists. Since 2012 the space has worked with over 750 artists in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park. Kristin has recently exhibited as an installation artist at Demo Projects, funded by a DCASE grant, with upcoming shows at Ignition Projects and STNDRD. MFA in Technical Theatre and Design from the University of Minnesota, with twenty years experience designing, building, and painting for stage and motion picture. romansusan.org Mika Horibuchi lives and works in Chicago, IL. Horibuchi attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her BFA in 2013. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Draw the Curtain, PATRON, Chicago, IL; Council, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago IL; Tangled Bliss and Beautiful Soup, Selena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Miranda, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; No Secret, LVL 3, Chicago, IL; Sub Rosa, Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Things, Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL. She is the co-founder and co-director of 4th Ward Project Space, an artist-run gallery in Chicago. She is represented by PATRON Gallery. 4wps.org Claudine Isé is the director of Goldfinch, a contemporary projects space located in East Garfield Park. She is also the director of the Riverside Arts Center’s Freeark Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Riverside Illinois. Claudine teaches in the Museum and Exhibition Studies Program in the School of Art + Art History at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and is also a Lecturer in the Painting and Drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago in 2008, she was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and before that, was an Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California. goldfinchgallery.org Tricia Van Eck is Artistic Director and Founder of 6108North. 6018north.org Vincent Uribe is a creative entrepreneur based in Chicago, IL. Vincent is the Founding Director of LVL3, an artist-run exhibition space and online publication platform he established in 2010 while attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). LVL3 is dedicated to fostering creative networks for emerging to established artists from around the world. In addition to running LVL3, Vincent is the Art Director at The Arts of Life, working to advance the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership. Motivated by his passion for art, music, fashion, design, and travel, Vincent works as a tastemaker, connecting and promoting creative entrepreneurs across the globe. Vincent holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. lvl3media.com
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Origin Meals Tasting
Bluprint Fitness/Chi-Town CrossFit – Hey BluCru, As you all know, we are super excited about our new partnership with Origin Meals to provide ready-to-eat quality meals delivered right to Bluprint Fitness. These meals will be delivered twice a week (Mon/Thu) to insure the meals are fresh! Along with 20% off your first order, the Origin Meals team has agreed to bring some samples for you to try our for FREE on Wednesday, January 17th 5:30-7:00pm. If you are curious about the service or just want to great tasting food - come check out the Origin Meals tasting! Here's to continued health & fitness in 2018!
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Linked N Chicago LIVE Event January 17th at Joy District, Chicago
Linked N Chicago – Bring on 2018!! Join us on January 17th and meet your LinkedIn contacts LIVE & LOCAL. Ticket price includes: Free Professional Headshot by Jorge Took Your Picture Hosted Beverage (draft beer or wine) Light Appetizers Best Networking in Chicago! What makes a networking event an Opportunity? By providing a favorable combination of circumstances, time, place and people. How do we do this? We attract and help introduce you to key people that can help or advise you. The more we know about you by talking to you, the more we can assist. That makes our events different than any other business networking events in Chicago! Don't miss out on our stellar events - sign up for our newsletter for free on LiNChicago.com. About Joy District Named by Culture Trip, Eater Chicago, TimeOut Chicago, and Thrillist Chicago as one of Chicago’s best and hottest bars in 2017, Joy District's top floor is a must-see space offering impeccable views of River North. Dark brick and wood panels act as a background to electric pops of color displayed in bold, patterned couches, bright flower and foliage-covered walls, string lighting, and Asian-inspired murals by up and coming artist P. Scott. Directions: Check out the best way to drive or use public transit by checking on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/ For low cost parking check out Spot Hero for many discounted parking options located closeby! http://www.spothero.com
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
Anti-Flag / Stray From The Path • Chicago [1.17]
Bottom Lounge – Anti-Flag / Stray From The Path $18 Adv // 6:00 PM // 17 & Over Bottom Lounge | 1375 W. Lake St. | Chicago ••••••• Tickets: http://bit.ly/2g6OeCv Time: Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM Price: $18 Adv / $22 Day of Age Limit: 17 & Over About Anti Flag: Since unleashing their seminal 1996 debut Die for the Government, Anti-Flag has empowered and emboldened the listeners of two generations beset with a new millennium stricken by war, racial upheaval, and financial collapse. The Pittsburgh, PA quartet—Justin Sane [vocals], Chris#2 [bass, vocals], Chris Head [guitar, vocals], and Pat Thetic [drums]—has consistently embodied a timeless punk spirit over the course of nine influential offerings, including The Terror State, For Blood and Empire, and most recently, 2015’s American Spring. The latter boasted appearances from icons such as Tom Morello and Tim Armstrong and yielded the anthem “Brandenburg Gate,” which cracked 1.3 million Spotify streams and counting. They’ve incinerated stages on tour alongside Rage Against The Machine, Sick of It All, Billy Talent, The Offspring, Rancid, and more in addition to festivals ranging from Coachella to the Vans Warped Tour. A cultural institution, they have spoken out on behalf of movements such as Occupy Together, Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, and Amnesty International between launching their own label A-F and ANTIFest. As the world changed again with the controversial 2016 presidential election, the time felt ripe for Anti-Flag’s tenth and most definitive offering yet, American Fall [Spinefarm Records]. ? anti-flag.com ¦ twitter.com/anti_flag ? instagram.com/antiflag About Stray From The Path: Stray From The Path is a four piece alternative hardcore band, hailing from Long Island, New York. Stray has made it their mission to tackle the often untapped issues that plague the society of the human race. From the law enforcement, to the individuals in bands that take advantage of the sacred supporters of this music scene, Stray shows no mercy in their lyrics when they see injustice. Comprised of Thomas Williams on Guitar, Drew York on vocals, Dan Bourke on drums and Anthony "Dragon Neck" Altamura, the band strives for a style of music that is not common in the modern age. Without the crutch of computers, and the perfect pace of a click track, stray delivers an unpredictable, raw emotion that feeds off the energy of the people. With the supporters of the band acting as the fuel to the fire, stray has only intensified as their career marched on. With their latest effort "Subliminal Criminals" due out August 14th of 2015, we are about to see a side of Stray that we could all see was coming, but are still not ready for it. ? whereisourliberty.com ¦ twitter.com/strayfromdapath ? instagram.com/strayfromthepath Also Appearing: The White Noise • thewhitenoiseband.com Sharptooth • sharptoothband.com @Erabellaband • instagram.com/erabellaband
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
BU in the Loop: Kaiser Tiger
Boston University Alumni Association – Let’s kick off the first month of the new year with a BU in the Loop at Kaiser Tiger! We’ll have an area set aside for our group by the bar and anyone in the group can go curling on the back patio. First come, first served and all attendees will be responsible for their own tabs. We hope to see you there!
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 - Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM
Emporium Popups: The Light Times Club
Emporium Chicago - Arcade Bar Venue – Da last year has had it’s fair share of dark times. Luckily, da team at Emporium Popups has joined up with Chicago artist Don't Fret to create (and expand) his “conceptual watering hole” concept for a couple two, tree weeks and to start da new year off with nothing but da lightest times possible! fret not…. more surprises to come ahead of opening night! 21+ | No Cover
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
Foster & Adoptive Parent Orientation
Little City Foster Care – If you feel that you have the time and desire to partner with Little City Foundation to care for children with special needs in your home, join us for an informational orientation. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the agency and our commitment to you and the prospective children to be placed in your care. Walk ins are welcome, but please call 855-WeFoster to let us know you're coming!