Events

FWL Public Programs

You are warmly invited to attend the Freshwater Lab’s public programs this fall.

November 15th:
Presented by the UIC Freshwater Lab and UIC Institute for the Humanities
Freshwater Stories Launch Party
Lecture by Dan Egan, “What Lurks in the Great Lakes? Pipelines, Invasive Species and Other Underwater Perils”
4:00-6:00 PM
UIC Institute for the Humanities
701 South Morgan St. Lower Level Stevenson Hall
312-996-6352

Dan Egan has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has won the Oakes Award, the National Headliner Award, and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, he lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Freshwater Stories is a digital storytelling site focusing on Lake Michigan that addresses infrastructure development, energy generation, waste water, and environmental and social justice to advance the growing movement for a blue economy and Great Lakes Water Belt.

November 1st:
Presented by the UIC Freshwater Lab, UIC Institute for the Humanities, & the UIC Native American Support Program
Indigenous Water Sovereignty
a lecture with Frank Ettawageshik,
Chair of the Governing Board of the United League of Indigenous Nations, Anishinaabe Water Activist, Former Chair of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
3:00-5:45 PM
UIC Institute for the Humanities
701 South Morgan St. Lower Level Stevenson Hall
312-996-6352

October 4
Freshwater Stories at Patagonia for a screening of Fishpeople
Presented by UIC Freshwater Lab and Patagonia
7:00-9:00 p.m.
1800 N. Clybourn Ave.
312-951-0518

October 4th:
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and The Freshwater Lab
Panel Discussion on Waterfront Development in Chicago
Whose River? Condos, Culture, and Controversy along Chicago’s Waterway

As the City of Chicago and various planning organizations share redevelopment ideas and efforts, join us in a candid conversation about the Chicago River’s history, current projects, and future visions of remediation.
Panelists:

-Representative Theresa Mah, 2nd District of Illinois General Assembly
-Commissioner Debra Shore, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
-Kim Wasserman, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
-Edith Tovar, Assistant Program Director, LCC and MUPP student in the College of Urban Planning and Public Policy

Moderator:

-Lena G. Reynolds, Civic Engagement Educator, LCC and School of Art & Art History MUSE alumna

3:00-5:00 PM
UIC Latino Cultural Center
East side of Lecture Center B (LCB2) on the UIC East Campus between Harrison and Taylor, Morgan and Halsted

For more info, please call (312) 996-3095.
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

September 13th
Beach Cleanup with “Adopt-a-Beach”
3:30-5:30PM
Ohio Street Beach
Chicago, IL

 

Collaborative Content Workshops

Workshop with LINC UP and Groundswell in Grand Rapids
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
LINC UP GALLERY
341 HALL STREET SOUTH EAST
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49507
RSVP

Freshwater Stories at Lakefest Evanston
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
FROM 11:30 AM TO 2:00 PM
EVANSTON HISTORY CENTER, EAST TERRACE
225 GREENWOOD STREET
EVANSTON, IL 60201
RSVP

Workshop at the Herrick District Library
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
HERRICK DISTRICT LIBRARY-MAIN LIBRARY
30 SOUTH RIVER AVE
HOLLAND, MI 49423
LARGE MEETING ROOM, MAIN FLOOR OF THE LIBRARY
RSVP

Freshwater Stories in Grand Rapids
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
LINC UP GALLERY
341 HALL STREET SOUTH EAST
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49507
RSVP

Workshop with Water Action Volunteers in Sheboygan
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
1:00 PM TO 3:30 PM: FRESHWATER STORIES WORKSHOP
3:30 PM TO 4:30 PM: RECORDING SESSION – VIDEO AND AUDIO OF PERSONAL FRESHWATER STORIES
ROCA MEETING ROOM – MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY
710 NORTH 8 STREET
SHEBOYGAN, WI 53081
RSVP

Workshop with Milwaukee Water Warriors
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
FROM 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
MILWAUKEE WATER PROTECTORS
3628 WEST PIERCE STREET
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215
RSVP

Workshop with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
AT 6:00 PM
LTBB COMMUNITY CENTER
5656 AP-GISH-MOK BOULEVARD
HARBOR SPRINGS, MI 49740
RSVP

Workshop with FLOW and Circle of Blue in Traverse City
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
FROM 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
1200 WEST 11th STREET
TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49684
RSVP

Workshop in Grand Rapids
AUGUST 9
DETAILS TBA

Workshop with the City of Benton Harbor
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
FROM 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
BENTON HARBOR CITY HALL
200 EAST WALL STREET
BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022
RSVP

Workshop with the Southeast Environmental Task Force in Southeast Chicago
MONDAY, AUGUST 7
FROM 4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM
13300 SOUTH BALTIMORE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60633
RSVP