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March 15, 2013
Let's Do Business with the Chicago Urban League
Chicago Urban League Newsletter
March 15, 2013
The Chicago Urban League's
Entrepreneurship Center Presents
Free Monthly Webinar on
Thursday, March 28, 2013
11:30 AM--1:00 PM CST
Conference Call Dial In Number 213-493-0700 Access Code: 516107#
Presenting this Month:
The Chicago Park District purchases millions of dollars of goods and services on an annual basis. The purchasing process is managed by the Park District's Department of Purchasing.
Raffi Sarrafian, director for the Chicago Part District, will discuss the bidding and solicitation process of the Chicago Park District, supplier diversity and what's in the pipeline forecast for construction and professional service contracts.
The Cook County Department of Procurement's mission is to procure quality goods and services for Cook County agencies at the best price by promoting competition and implementing best practices.
To achieve this goal, the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is committed to implementing open and transparent procurement methods to promote maximum vendor participation while leveraging overall County volume to achieve lower cost.
Shannon Andrews, chief procurement officer for the Cook County Department of Procurement, will discuss how to do business with Cook County, supplier diversity and what's in the pipeline forecast for construction and professional services.
Click HERE to register and receive login instructions
For more information contact Gerardo Rodriquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-624-8826.
Save the Date
Join us on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Hilton Chicago as the Chicago Urban League presents our annual Summit: "Innovation 2.0: STEMing the Barriers to Opportunity." Featuring keynote speaker Christopher M. Crane, president and CEO of Exelon Corporation, the luncheon will address the critical need for a strong talent pipeline in the STEM fields and how the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors can work in partnership to increase African American participation in future career opportunities in these areas. The Summit will also celebrate local innovators who are blazing successful pathways for themselves and for those that will follow them.
Join the Workforce Development and Human Capital Departments of the Chicago Urban League as we host "Connect on Monday" Networking Session
Monday March 25, 2013
4510 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL 60653
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Come out and connect with an awry industry professionals.
For more information or to RSVP contact Leah Miller at
email@example.com or 773-624-8816.
The Chicago Urban League Presents
Start or grow your business with the Chicago Urban League! Get the skills you need to write a business plan, do market research and conduct financial forecasting. Our FREE series of workshops will put you on a path to build and sustain your business.
Few Americans realize that it was people outside the traditional power structure who worked together to begin the process that ended legal segregation in America's schools and contributed to the Supreme Court's 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education COURAGE: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight for It transports visitors back to "the way it was" in the late 1940s to witness firsthand the inequality which dominated the segregated South. The exhibition chronicles the inspirational journey of Rev. J.A. De Laine and the brave citizens of Clarendon County as they fought to put an end to separate, unequal schools.
For more information or to receive a reduced admission certificate for the Chicago Urban League click HERE.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's "sleek, athletic masters of the universe" (The New York Times) return to the Auditorium for an unprecedented 10-performance run with programs that blend their newest and boldest season premieres with the classics you want to see, including the timeless masterpiece Revelations.
The Chicago History Museum presents Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair a story of vision, innovation and power told through the history of Eunice Johnson, Chicago's Johnson Publishing Company, and the prism of iconic fashion from Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, and Patrick Kelly among others. This 7,000-square-foot exhibition, which is one of the largest special exhibitions in the museum's 157-year history, opens March 16, 2013 and runs through January 5, 2014.
Grab your workout clothes and shoes and get ready to welcome spring with an energizing Free ZUMBA class and evening of fun. The Chicago South Loop Hotel and L26 restaurant have partnered with local ZUMBA instructor, Terra Murray to offer a Free ZUMBA Class followed by an after party.
The ZUMBA Soiree will take place on Thursday, March 21st from 7-10pm. The Free ZUMBA class is from 7pm - 8pm, in the hotel, where you can experience the excitement of an exhilarating workout to burn calories and tone your body. The after party is from 8pm-10pm, in the L26 Restaurant/Lounge where everyone can unwind and relax with Skinny Cocktails, Drink and Appetizer Specials, and entrees available for purchase.
For more information about ZUMBA classes, and events, you can contact Terra Murray, Licensed ZUMBA Instructor 773.331.6641, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art Institute of Chicago Presents
They Seek a City:
Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910-1950
Sunday, March 3, 2013-Sunday, June 2, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, the city of Chicago was shaped and reshaped by waves of migration and immigration as African Americans poured in from the South and newcomers arrived from Europe and Mexico. They Seek a City is the first exhibition to focus on the art produced by the wonderfully diverse communities that made Chicago their home. Over 80 works primarily by southern- and foreign-born artists-many rarely seen by the museum's audiences-come together for this look at the city's rich art of migration, as Chicago became the polyglot, cosmopolitan place that it remains today.
By examining the art of the city through the lens of migration, the exhibition not only traces Chicago's rich and dynamic cultural development but also explores some of the most important social and artistic questions of the early 20th century, including the intersecting issues of racial and cultural identity.