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Martin Vopenka - "The Fifth Dimension" - Esther Peters

The CEERES of Voices presents Martin Vopenka in The Fifth Dimension.

He will be joined in conversation by Esther Peters.

 

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Seminary Co-op Bookstore

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

RSVP HERE (Please note that your RSVP is requested, but not required)

 

Boris Fishman - "Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo" - S.L. Wisenberg

Boris Fishman disusses his novel, "Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo" He will be joined in conversation by S.L. Wisenberg.

Presented in partnership with CEERES

At KAM Isaiah Israel / 5039 South Greenwood Ave.

Saturday, March 25 at 7 PM - 9 PM

 

About the book: Maya Shulman and Alex Rubin met in 1992, when she was a Ukrainian exchange student with “a devil in [her] head” about becoming a chef instead of a medical worker, and he the coddled son of Russian immigrants wanting to toe the water of a less predictable life.

 

Festival de la Francophonie: Russie

Festival de la Francophonie: Russie
Gourmets, Exiles and Philosophers

 

Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
54 W. Chicago Ave
In English
Free admission

Russia’s affinity for all things French dates back to the 18th century.

 

Peter the Great employed French architects, engineers and artists to build St. Petersburg, while Catherine the Great entered into correspondence with the greatest French thinkers of her day, including Voltaire and Diderot.

 

UIMA's 45th Anniversary Banquet

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED

TO CELEBRATE THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF

UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART IN CHICAGO

 

Saturday, March 25, 5:30pm

 

 

UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART
2320 W CHICAGO AVE, CHICAGO IL 60622

 

Family genealogy workshop

Writing Your Family History

There are many ways to record family history and many formats in which it can be presented. Come and explore family histories archived in the Genealogy Department of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture.

 

Presentation will be led by genealogist Karile Vaitkute.

 

General Admission $15; Museum Members Free

 

March 18, 2017

10:00am-12:00pm

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture | 6500 S. Pulaski Rd. | Chicago | 60629

KAIA String Quartet at UIMA

KAIA String Quartet
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7pm

 

"From the Rio de la Plata to the Dnieper"

 

KAIA String Quartet and guest pianist Mark Suddieth come together at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art to bring you an evening of tangos from Uruguay, Argentina and Ukraine!

 

A Conversation with Maria Stepanova, Poet, Journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Colta.ru

SEENEXT together with the UIC Department of Slavic and Baltic languages and literatures present: A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA STEPANOVA, POET, JOURNALIST AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF COLTA.RU

 

March 13, 10am-12pm

 

Vladimir Putin’s war on independent media began soon after his ascent to power in 2000. However, the last phase of this war, in the aftermath of street protests of 2011-2012, led not only to closure or reconfiguration of existing media projects, but to a complete repurposing of media outlets as tools in the destruction of the field of public discussion.

Edin Hajdarpasic at SEENEXT

Edin Hajdarpasic, Professor at Loyola University Chicago.

 

Symposium: Is Democracy in Retreat?

Democracy’s “third wave”—the spectacular blossoming of open political systems after the Cold War—is receding. In Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, major democracies are now backsliding toward authoritarianism. And in the West populist candidates proposing illiberal policies are achieving previously unimaginable success.

 

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