Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars - Fall 2008

Aug 29 CURL Welcome and Overview of CURL Projects  
Sep 5 The Graying of Chicago’s Homeless Christine George, Assistant Research Professor, Dennis Watson, Graduate Fellow, CURL, Loyola University Chicago, and Nancy Radner, CEO, Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness
Sep 12 Broad-Based Organizing – Power, Values, and Strengths Lina Jamoul, Senior Policy Analyst, CURL, Loyola University Chicago and Organizer, Industrial Areas Foundation
Sep 19 No Seminar  
Sep 26 Pedagogies of Global Engagements: The Chiapas and Manilla Lessons for Community Engagement and Academic Social Responsibility Marco Tavanti, Associate Director and Assistant Professor, Public Services Graduate Program, DePaul University
Oct 3 The New Battle: Dr. King and the Chicago Freedom Movement Seth McClellan, Media Producer, Thorncreek Productions
Oct 10 Lost Bullets: Fetishes of Urban Violence in Brazil Ben Penglase, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Latin American Studies, Loyola University Chicago
Oct 17 Connecting Youth in the Child Welfare System to Community-Based Institutional Assets. Scott Leon, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology and CURL Faculty Fellow, Loyola University Chicago
Oct 24 Another World Is Possible: Government, Innovation, and a New Progressive Agenda Fred Block, Professor of Sociology, University of California – Davis
Oct 31 The DREAM Act: Undocumented Students and the Struggle for Change Maria Guzman, Senior Researcher, CURL, Loyola University Chicago
Nov 7 The 2008 Presidential Election: Results and Reflections Jan Czarnik, League of Women Voters, Chicago, IL.
Nov 14 Chicago’s Obesity Epidemic and the CLOCC Approach Reverend James Kenady, Lead Community Liaison, CLOCC – the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children 
Nov 21 The Anatomy of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis Philip Ashton, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois-Chicago
Nov 28 No Seminar. Happy Thanksgiving!  
Dec 5 Post-Welfare Politics in the Philadelphia Recovery House Movement Robert Fairbanks II, Assistant Professor of Social Welfare, University of Chicago