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Thursday, January 26

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Chicago Spire Community Meeting @ Courtyard by Marriott

The Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) will host an event for local residents to review the design plans for the Chicago Spire with the developer and the architect. Registration will begin at 5:45pm. and conclude by 7:00pm in the Ontario Room of the Courtyard by Marriott, 165 East Ontario Street. Visit the SOAR website for additional information.

Jazz & Juice @ Bin Wine Cafe

The News Quartet will play at this event featuring "wine, cheese, jazz & funk" at Bin Wine Cafe. The event costs $20 and runs from 7 to 9 pm. Call 773-486-cafe for more information.

Free Screening: Dirty Pretty Things @ Hull House Museum

Come see a free screening on Monday, March 26th, 2007 5:00 PM at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 South Halsted, Residents' Dining Hall. Free pizza will be provided but call 312 413 5353- Reservations are required and seats are limited. The event is co-sponsored by Latin American Studies and Latino Studies Program at UIC and will include a discussion after with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers who are developing a campaign against Oak Brook based McDonald's right now for better wages for their tomato pickers. Dirty Pretty Things is an Oscar nominated dark comedy by Stephen Frears about immigration and labor that is "gripping, suspenseful and romantic".

Science and Ethics @ Chicago Public Library

A professor of philosopy, biomedical sciences and animal sciences, Dr. Bernard E. Rollin's new book, Science and Ethics, takes a look at the ideology revelents to ethics and science. The book discusses basic ethical doctrines, ethical issues involved in modern scientific research on human and animal subjects, genetic engineering, cloning, stem cell research and more, with Rollin taking the stance that ignoring ethics is detrimental to both science and society. Rollin will discuss and sign his book at 6pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium of the Harold Washington Library. Call 312-747-4050 for more information.



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