April 05, 2013

Join Us in Celebrating WVON's 50 Years of Impact


Chicago Urban League Newsletter
April 5, 2013
The Chicago Urban League and
Participates in Money Smar
t Week
Events are Part of Money Smart Week® Illinois
The Chicago Urban League is hosting the following programs, part of more than 500 free financial programs during Money Smart Week®Chicago, April 20-27, 2013.
"Understanding Credit and Budgeting - Financial Literacy"
 TUESDAY, April 23, 2013   3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   (Event ID = 4193)
"Understanding & Improving Credit to Achieve Your Goals / BMO Harris"
 TUESDAY, April 23, 2013   6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   (Event ID = 4432)
"Homebuyer Education Seminar / Charter One"   
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2013   2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (Event ID = 4201)
"Improving Credit Scores & Budgeting"
THURSDAY, April 25, 2013   3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (Event ID = 4199)
"Financial Issues from the Woman's Perspective / Country Financial"
THURSDAY, April 25, 2013   6:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.   (Event ID = 4492)
All workshops will take place at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60653.  For more information or to RSVP contact  Chanel Gayles at CGayles@thechicagourbanleague.org / 773-285-1500 or visit www.moneysmartweek.org 
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.
 Click HERE to register or for more information contact Arlene Strong at 773-451-3526 astrong@thechicagourbanleague.org
The Chicago Urban League Supports the  
Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act
In our 96 years of leadership and service, the Chicago Urban League has been fearless in the pursuit of educational, economic and social justice for African-Americans and all who are discriminated against. At our core, we are a progressive civil rights organization that has played a pivotal role in moving America forward on the ideals of fairness and equality. We believe that all people deserve equal protection under the law and that all citizens deserve equal rights-including the right to marry the person they love. This includes same-sex couples seeking a civil marriage.  
Senate Bill 10 protects the practices and traditions of religious institutions while granting all committed couples who wish to marry equal protection under the law. Now is the time to stand up for equality for all Illinois citizens.   
Chicago Urban League members have been sending messages to our Representatives urging them to support marriage for all couples. Will you join us?
Click here to send a message:www.illinoisunites.org/LetsWin
The Chicago Urban League Hosts 
Business Entrepreneurship Development Program 
For more information contact Catherine Ndong at 773-624-8807 or cndong@thechicagourbanleague.org. To print an application CLICK HERE.  
Community News 

WVON 1690 AM Celebrates 50 Years of Impact 
WVON's 50th Anniversary Grand Gala Chicago Theater  
Saturday April 6, 2013 at 7pm hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and featuring Toni Braxton 
The DuSable Museum of African American History presents its annual "Night of 100 Stars" Gala. Inaugurated in 1992, this remarkable event draws nearly 700 business, education, civic, cultural and community-minded individuals from across the Chicagoland area. Guests are given a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience, while demonstrating their commitment to art and culture. As a signature celebration of African American achievement, the Gala salutes African American individuals that have left an indelible imprint on the community-at-large, while strengthening the legacy of leadership for future generations.
For more information to to purchase tickets click HERE
2013 Illinois Tollway Construction Networking Event
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Elgin Community College, Seigle Auditorium 
1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123
The Illinois Tollway host free construction networking events throughout the year to 
provide an opportunity for small businesses, including minority- and women-owned and
disadvantaged business enterprises (M/W/DBE), to learn how to participate in upcoming
"Sifuna Okwethu" (We Want What's Ours): A Conversation about Land Dispossesion in South Africa -- film screening & discussion  
The event will begin with the screening of Sifuna Okwethu (We Want What's Ours), an evocative 18 minute short documentary film depicting one South African family's struggle to regain their family land stolen during apartheid. The film's director, Professor Bernadette Atuahene, will be joined by other panelists for a post-screening conversation about land dispossession in South Africa and the intractable legacy of apartheid. A reception will follow the film screening and discussion. This event, cosponsored by Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Humanities and Documentaries to Inspire Social Change (DISC), is free and open to the public. 
Friday, April 19, 2013 
6:00 PM--8:00 PM Film Screening and Discussion 
8:00 PM--9:30 PM Reception 
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street 
Chicago, IL 60661 
To RSVP contact Laura Caringella at lcaringe@kentlaw.iit.edu
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 
The Chicago History Museum Presents 
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of EBONY Fashion Fair 
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. 
For more information click HERE 
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
Galleries 182-184
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. 
Chicago Urban League 
4510 S. Michigan Ave.  
Chicago, IL 60653 
In This Issue
Money Smart Week
Summit 2013
Night of 100 Stars
Illinois Tollway Networking Event
Ebony Fashion Fair
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