Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminar - Fall 2013

Friday Morning Seminars

 Fall 2013


September 6th

New Orleans Post Hurricane Katrina:  the Reflections of Recovery Providers.

Christopher Manning, Associate Professor, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago

September 13th

Creating Safe Space: Restorative Practices in Chicago Schools.

Naomi Milstine, Restorative Justice Program Manager, Alternatives INC.

September 20th

Chicago Demographic Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Using Census Data. 

Rob Paral, Principal, Rob Paral and Associates

September 27th

Corporate School "Reform" Policy and School Closings in Chicago:  The Impact on Students, Communities and Teachers.

Diane Horwitz, Adjunct Faculty, Coordinator of Education Issues Forums, College of Education, DePaul University; Bill Kennedy, Foundations Year Coordinator, University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program; Dwayne Truss, Raise Your Hand Coalition and Vice-Chair, Austin Community Action Council

October 4th

Examining Movement Building Around the Globe.

Cory Muldoon, Organizing Consultant

October 11th

**Change of Venue**

Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Room 123

Loyola University Chicago's New Institute of Environmental Sustainability:  Prospectives for Impacting Regional Change.

Nancy Tuchman, Founding Director, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Co-Director, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, Loyola University Chicago

October 18th

Urban Public Space as Workplace: Street Labor Organizing and the Right to the City.

Kathleen Dunn, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago; Vicky Lugo, Vice President of Asociación de Vendedores Ambulantes (AVA)

October 25th

Community Engagement Scholarship, Wicked Problems, and System’s Change.

Hiram Fitzgerald, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University

November 1st

Increasing Access, Increasing Livability: The CTA Red Line South Extension

Phyllis Palmer, Chairperson-Developing Communities Project, Inc. Red Line Oversight Committee; Kendra Smith, Associate-Outreach & Community Engagement, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; Julie Hilvers, University-Community Research Coordinator, CURL & PhD student, Dept. of Sociology, LUC

November 8th

What if Hewlett and Packard had started a band instead?... Music scenes as economic clusters and their broader implications for urban economies.

Michael Seman, Doctoral Candidate, Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of Texas at Arlington, Research Associate, Center for Economic Development and Research, University of North Texas

Co-Sponsored by the LUC History Department 

November 15th


Examining Desensitization to Community Violence in African American Youth.

Noni Gaylord-Harden, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

November 22nd

Contract Buyers League of Chicago: Makers “Making” by “Taking” from the African American Community.

Jack Macnamara, Chief Organizer, Contract Buyers League of Chicago, CURL Scholar

November 29th

NO Seminar -- Thanksgiving Break


December 6th

Videos of Early Uptown Community Activism

Mirko Popadic, Independent Producer and Videomaker, Mir Productions, INC.