January 2013 Archives

From anthologyofchicago.com, "Submissions are now open for the Anthology of Chicago, a literary project that aims to collect poems and stories that evoke the spirit of Chicago's many neighborhoods, celebrating those neighborhoods and the writers that live, work, and play in them. Anthology of Chicago is currently accepting poems and stories that are specifically inspired by Hyde Park, with further neighborhoods to come.

Chicago has passed through many identities in its 175-year history, but it remains a city of neighborhoods. As much as we shape our neighborhoods, our neighborhoods shape us. Neighborhoods are crucibles for history and culture and architecture and lovers and fighters and ghosts. Anthology of Chicago wants you to use your neighborhood as sandbox and springboard. Let us run our fingers over your mental map, whether it's brand new or fraying at the edges. Show us your ghosts. Impart to us the essence of your neighborhood. Tell us something surprising. We want to point to your piece and proclaim with that Chicago confidence, 'That's Hyde Park! (or Pilsen, or Logan Square, or Andersonville). Couldn't be anywhere else.' We are Chicago, and so are you, and it's time to have fun."

For more information, visit the Project website or contact Anthology of Chicago editor Rachel Hyman at rachel@anthologyofchicago.com.

The Chicago Studies Program is looking forward to this week's events commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Eyes on the Prize Screening at Sunshine Gospel Ministries: Join the UCSC and Sunshine Gospel Ministries for a screening of the documentary Eyes on the Prize. Sunshine Gospel Ministries is a youth development nonprofit in Woodlawn located at 500 E. 61st Street. Dinner will be provided.

Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m.

The University of Chicago Annual MLK Celebration: With civil rights author and documentary filmmaker Judy Richardson, co-producer of the fourteen hour PBS Eyes on the Prize, a history of the civil rights movement, and of Scarred Justice (2010). Richardson lectures nationally on issues related to the civil rights movement, fifty years the first sit-ins. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m.

Martin Luther King Day of Service: Join over 150 student, staff, and faculty volunteers as the University honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spend the day giving back to the Chicago community by signing up individually or with your friends, house, fraternity, sorority or RSO. Volunteers will serve in groups at over 15 community-based organizations that work in the areas of education, housing, poverty relief, civil rights, and community development. Breakfast and transportation will be provided.